Monthly Service Projects 2012 (click and print list)
Every year kids need backpacks and school clothes in September, Christmas gifts in December and warm blankets in October. Instead of making each mom wish for the goods, we supply them in bulk to the partner social service agencies. Have another idea for project? We want to hear about it.
Contact Jill Maker at firstname.lastname@example.org 978-441-WISH (9474) for info.
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- (we welcome baby cribs, strollers and gear all year long).
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 Register to donate bags. 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 We will bring the BIG truck to you. 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 sign up to donate complete packs or have a drive for supplies.
August - "Wish Kids" Back to School Clothing drive - Winter casual clothes for kids 3T-Juniors. Consider a "Jeans for Teens drive". Jeans for Teens Drive are very welcome. Collect new socks and underwear for kids. Navy school uniforms welcome.
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 Second Saturday of the month- Judy Keen Memorial Blanket the Valley Event Download Collection Box Poster Collect clean blankets all month and donate them during our event at the warehouse! We welcome blankets all winter long.
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 and home bound seniors (57 agencies).