Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring Basket; full of flannel receiving blankets!!

happy soon-to-be spring!

my hope is that we can have 12 spring baskets sponsored to give out on the first day of spring.

each basket contains 12 large reversible flannel blankets, all of which have been crafted by a local mom.

each basket will be donated to one of the following organizations or the organization of your choice.

please indicate where you want your basket to be gifted.

you will receive a receipt from the receiving location.

shelter network-
-haven family house, redwood family house, first step and crossroads.
-pre to three county program- assist moms with babies in need.
-friends outside of santa clara
each basket is $250.00 and can be purchased through www.paypal.com
by using our email address as the recipient. please note which organizaion you would like your basket to be delivered. to!
from the $250.00
$50 is for fabrics.
$100 is for labor.
$100 is for project warm hug's
operating budget.
this is a triple win.
thanks so much.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

warm hug care packages- update, i need your help!


at the beginning of the year, i set up a program that would not only gift moms in need, but would also provide work for local stay at home moms,
and provide funding for project warm hug.

to meet our annual budget of $36,000.
1000 warm hug care packages need to be sponsored.
this is 250 per quarter.
so far in quarter #1= only 27 have been sponsored.
this means between now and march 31st,
223 packages need to be sponsored!!!

each package will either contain-
a warm flannel receiving blanket made by a local mom,
a dozen diapers, and some wipes.
and a fleece stroller blanket.


a book bag made by a local mom.
filled with books to read to her kids.
a dozen diapers and some wipes
and a chocolate bunny!

you can choose either or both!
go to paypal.com for payment
and note in how many of each packages
you want to sponsor.

thanks so much!!!

ck out our new website!!!


thank you, lauren!!
a very generous mom designed and set this up for us!!

a quick update of our efforts, january and february.


finally i have a moment to sit here and write up an update. i wonder just how so much time can go by, so quickly. i believe it is called mommy-warp-speed.

since the beginning of the year,

the following groups have started diaper drives for us!:
cubes and crayons, menlo park
the children and family institute, menlo park
st timothy's school, san jose.
bonnie's pre-school, sunnyvale.
i picked up these donations the other day. the kids had brought items from home, folded them up and put a little paper heart in each pocket.
this is the third year that bonnie hosts a "diaper and clothing" drive for us. each year she teaches her kids that not everyone is as fortunate as they are, and that those who can share, need to share with others. each year, her kids are so proud of their bags of donations. these kids are 3-4 years old.

we have donated:
strollers- 3+2
pak n play-1
hi chair-2
bags of clothing- 90. approx 25 items per bag. (2250)
toys- 3 dozen (36)
books- 2 dozen (24)
diapers- 300+200 (500)

we have gifted:25 gift bags that included-
40 dozen diapers.(480)
25 new kid's t-shirts (25)
25 blankets (25)
tolietries (25)

we have donated to:
pre-natal to three program- san mateo county
st francis center- redwood city
kinship program- san mateo county
shelter network, san mateo county

going into march-

we have 0 diapers.
we have 0 gift cards.
all of our remaining diapers, clothing and items are being donated out this next week to a number of families who are in great need of donations.
donations estimated to total- 150 items.

total for jan and feb= ~3500 items.