BBMS Happy Children Memorial Fund wants to work with you. If some of you are moving, or downsizing, please keep us in mind if you are purging your belongings. That box of old, but barely played with toys, could bring so much happiness to another family. When you go to the store, add a can here, or boxed cereal there. Every item counts. Your kind donations can make the difference between holidays, where these families feel your love, compared with one filled with sorrow, loneliness, and the illusion of being unseen. To make things easy for you, here is a list of items that are always needed (and some that are overlooked):
Everyone donates Kraft Mac & Cheese, which is rarely used because it needs milk & butter (A luxury in some houses).
Canned boxed milk can be a treasure, as kids need it for cereal. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies & soup unless you put a can opener in there somewhere.
Cooking oil is a luxury and can be used for many things including Rice a Roni.
Spices, salt n pepper also make great holiday gifts.
Teabags and coffee can make a family feel like they are cared for. Sugar and flour are a treat.
Seeds are cool, as they can plant and grow their own food.
Fresh meat is also a rare gift and best delivered to us, a day or so before a major holiday, but Tuna and ground beef can also make a handsome feast.
Cake mixes and the frosting are always greeted with wide eyes, especially if you can spare eggs, butter, or margarine.
Cleaning products, feminine hygiene products, are always needed and possibly overlooked.
A small body care collection for the Mother/ Grandmother or Teenage daughter can be a beautiful thing.
This list of suggestions was put together by someone who asked what the families needed, not what we all assumed they wanted.If you can help, please contact Laurie Millard via Tel: 661 904 5956 or send an email to: email@example.com.
And lastly, you may be a family living in sobriety or know of one, please reach out to us so we can start customizing packages, taking into consideration clothes sizes, shoe sizes, and other items that we may have missed.
We would like to thank you in advance. We know this community is something special and always surprises us when they find a good cause to get their teeth into.
For Donation drop off or pick up call: 661 904 5956. If you would like to help send your donations through PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org (click on the BBMS log it will direct you to the PayPal portal to donate.
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Thanks so much for the diapers and wipes donation to Care Net Women’s Resource Center of North County! I read your letter and I’ll gladly include your foundation as part of our referral to get help/information for our clients that are in need of your services. In the education side, our clients take parenting classes (for Women, Men/Spanish classes available) with us via online and participate in our Earn While You Learn Program. By participating in our Parenting classes they receive digital points that they can redeem for free diapers, wipes, formula and clothing until their babies turn two years of age. It is our pleasure to help our community and we are so grateful for your donation. Thank you for thinking of us.
Care Net Director-Education/ Materials