Tuesday, November 14, 2006

november 15th update....

For our monthly update, I thought I would outline our holiday programs and tell you more about the Polka Dot Shop. Enjoy reading about our amazing local non profit that provides warm clothing and cool books to local children in need. For weekly updates, ck us out at-projectwarmhug.blogspot.com
thanks so much for all of your support!megan

Project Warm Hug's 2006 Holiday Programs.`
~~~Holiday Gift Giving Program~~~Project Warm Hug is donating fleece blankies, hats and scarves to 500 children in need this holiday season.In addition, we are donating books, duffle bags, toys and gifts to another 500 children in need. We need your help to make this happen! An extra hour can make a few fleece items, wrap a few packages or deliver a few presents. Scout troops and communitiy organizations are encouraged to volunteer.
~~~Community Diaper Drive~~~Diapers still remain to be the number one request we receive from the family organizations we donate to. Next time you buy diapers, please pick up an extra pack and drop them by The Polka Dot Shop. Open packages are fine as well. All sizes needed. We will continue this drive year round.
~~~Share the Wealth, Community Challenge~~~Our programs are not possible without financial sponsorships. This holiday season we are asking for a $10.00 donation for each of the 1000 children in need that Project Warm Hug will gift. Local businesses can also be community sponsors. A list of these businesses will be in our January Newsletter! Great way to show your community spirit!!! Our current annual budget is $72,000. We have raised $36,000 but still need to raise another $36,000 by March 2007. We have donated over 14,000 items in the last 8 months!!!Checks can be mailed or dropped off at: Project Warm Hug, 1030 Curtis Street, Suite 201. Menlo Park. 94025.
~~~The Polka Dot Shop~~~We are having a blast with our new Kid's Clothing Recycling Shop. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions.
What is the Polka Dot Shop?? The Polka Dot Shop is a new, local kid's clothing recycling shop. When clothing donations are made to Project Warm Hug, all new items are "sold" at The Polka Dot Shop. Gently worn clothing is sorted by size and "tubbed" in plastic bins. Until a request is made by one of our recipient organizations, these items are available for "sale". Inventory flucuates week to week, by size and by quantity.
Where are you located?? 1030 Curtis Street, upstairs in suite 201. Menlo Park. Across from Trader Joes, and above Masters Styling Salon.
When are you open?? Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 11-5pm.
What sizes do you carry? Newborn to 5T, some larger sizes...sometimes...
How often do new items come in? daily!, weekly!...
How are items priced? New items have a suggested donation of 60% of original price. Gently worn items have a suggested donation of ~$5.00. Pay a little more when you can, pay a little less when you need to.
Email me with any additional questions!
~~~Warm-Hug-Wear~~~Warm Hug Wear is a collection of fleece children's clothing and accessories that are designed and created locally. Proceeds will be donated to Project Warm Hug to fund it's programs. Look for this collection at The Polka Dot Shop!
~~~ anything else?~~~Megan's background is very diverse. Many of her past passions have been a combination of textiles, color, design and creativity along with her sewing expertise. This familiar combination is going to launch her new collection of custom nursery ensembles; Beautiful and whimsical crib quilts, bumpers, skirts, curtains, pillows and matching accessories. How fun is this?
I think this sums up all of the latest updates! Whew!!
Happy Thanksgiving.