Sunday, March 30, 2008

our defining moment.

we are at a defining moment ...

as we are finishing up the last couple of days of our 2008, first quarter... the future of our efforts is at a critical point.

since the beginning of the year...

1 basket of blankets was sponsored- $220
7 adopt a mom's were sponsored- $280
the beginning of a big give program was received- $300
and a 2007 donation was received in 2008- $2000
that is a total of $2800. all of which i am very grateful for.

but, our operating budget is $36,000 for the year.
this budget allows for me to work full time on our efforts.

since this budget hasn't been met, i have had no choice but to go back to work. this means that i don't have the time or energy to keep up the level of donations that we had going from last year. the ones who are going to suffer are the kids who need us the most.

please take a look at:

i have created a very simple fundraising program that allows you to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

if you can... please help us to help the local children in need.

thanks, megan

our specific needs are included in our wish list, below.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

our wish list~~

hi all.

here is our updated wish list...

we urgently need...
$2000 to pay off the balance on our wagon.
$800 to pay for repairs and new tires for our wagon.
$1000 worth of target and safeway gift cards
tons of orders for baby blankets.... to make and donate.

volunteer positions.
community outreach coordinator
---other organizations.
volunteer to begin, hopefully paid within a few months.

online marketing coordinator
--- set up and maintain our etsy store.
--- set up and maintain our ebay store.
this is a "paid" position based on sales.

items donated this week!!!

just a quick update.

in the last week, project warm hug has donated-

40 large bags of clothing- likely around 1600 items.
a crib
a couple of strollers
a couple of swings.
a couple of bouncy seats

for our spring giving program, we donated today

1000 diapers divided into 50 packages.
30 new "spring" outfits.
2 cases of girl scout cookies
25 small stuffed animals.
35 build a bear- animals.

thank you to:

children and family institute.
st timothy's Lutheran school.
our local redwood city girl scout troop
sacred heart prep school.
many local moms....


Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Spring Basket Giving Program Update.

Happy Just about Spring.

Just under this post you will find the details of our spring basket giving program. My hope was to be able to donate 12 baskets, all with 12 mom-made receiving blankets. I am sad to say, that we have only had ONE sponsored!.

So plan B- We received an amazing donation of diapers today from the St. Timothy's Lutheran School in San Jose. Those diapers will be divided up into smaller packages and along with the dozens of NEW clothing donations we have received this year, Spring gifts will be packaged up and donated out this next week. The majority of the gifts will be donated to the caseworkers of the PRE to Three County Program that serve the
low and very low income moms with children in this county.

But here is the catch...

Our seasonal giving programs help to fund our overall mission of providing diapers, clothing and books to the local children in need.
Without our giving programs success, we are without funds to run our programs on a weekly basis.

Our 2008 operating budget is only $36,000. We obviously count on $9.000 a quarter. So far this year, only $2500 has been donated....
We are in a bind. Our donations and services are needed more than ever. We are receiving an amazing amount of gently used clothing, diapers and books. And are consistently finding the community to be very generous in this regard.

But, we also need some basic cash and gift cards to keep operating...
We only need 100 families to donate $30 a month... that's it!!!

Please email me at
to answer any questions you might have.

Thanks so much!!!