Monthly Service Projects
Every year kids need backpacks in September, warm coats in October and Christmas gifts in December. Instead of making each mom place a wish for these seasonal goods, we supply them in bulk to the partner social service agencies. Here are our current projects. If you have another idea for project. We want to hear about it. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 978-441-WISH (9474) for info. Projects run every month all year long. Help once or every month.
Birthday Bag Project
New Year’s Eve Baby New Year Project Collect diapers in all sizes at your New Year’s party and help our newest clients get off to a clean healthy start in life. Newborn sizes go out in kits.
January – Our Home Clean Home provides a bucket filled with cleaning supplies and a mop and broom as housewarming kits for families moving from shelter to homes.
February – Valentine’s Cheer Up Think Spring with a flower themed craft or card for the home bound seniors citizens in our area.
March - Diaper Drive and Newborn Birthday Baskets-First time moms get a complete baby shower in a laundry basket to survive that first week until they can get connected with social services. We do welcome used baby clothing and gear all year long to fill wishes but for this project, the goods must be new.
April – Beds for Kids – There are many ways to raise $100 including our Sleep-a-thon or a simple collection jar. A gallon jug of pennies is about $100 which buys a new bed for a child. Every child deserves a bed to sleep in. We welcome clean used mattresses. To Sponsor a Bed you can also donate $100 through our homepage donate button.
May – Mother’s Day “Gift Bag Brigade” (click to download .pdf file)- 500 bags needed 2010 for women in shelters and transitional housing. New slippers, toiletries, makeup samples and more welcome. We also welcome goods toward bags, completed bags or you can sponsor a bag for $25 in the name of a woman in your life.
June Give Big to Wish. Collect home goods, clothing, furniture and more at your site. Easy to plan, popular with the neighbors and really good for the environment. We run these all through spring and fall.
July – Backpack Attack Goal is 3,000 filled backpacks per year. We welcome new packs, supplies and complete packs. Inexpensive backpacks are available through www.dollardays.com email us to donate complete packs or hold a school supply drive.
August – Jean4Teens - Hold a collection for jeans. All sizes welcome but teen sizes are in demand. We welcome all winter casual clothes for kids 3T-Juniors.
September (all winter): Coats for Kids – Help us collect warm coats for kids and teens. Register your school for prizes with Anton’s Dry cleaners . The shortest supply each year are for teen sizes and adult 2x,3x and larger. New hats, gloves and mittens welcome too.
October – Judy Keen Memorial Blanket the Valley Event. Collect clean blankets all month and donate them during our event at the warehouse! We welcome any clean blanket, baby blanket, comforter, throws, quilts or any other warm coverings for beds.
November – Emergency Food Relief. We are collecting complete emergency food boxes for families stranded in motels or displaced due to fire. Click for instructions/contents
December – “The Magic of Christmas” Christmas gift giving program. 2,000 people helped last year! Sponsor one person or the whole program for gifts. We have plenty of small and large groups that need toys, gift bags and other things. Gifts for teens and senior citizens are in prime demand. We help: babies, families, teens, spousal assault families, mentally and physically challenged, single adults in shelters as well as home bound seniors.