Saturday, July 05, 2008

July Update.

Happy Summer!!

How quickly the summer flies by...

It has been wonderful to spend this past month concentrating on starting up my business- the big heart production company, which provides product development within the apparel and gift industries, for more in ck out- - spending time with william who is SOOO 2 1/2 now!- traveling to our family cabin with my mom- and re-grouping....

At the same time, as the economy is slipping, the need for donations has increased significantly.
I am so pleased to share that I was introduced to this great guy, Bennett who has started up a non-profit called the bay area diaper bank. Bennett has been able to donate diapers to all of the organizations that Project Warm Hug usually donates to. All of his efforts are directed towards the "diaper need" in our county. Please contact him directly with donations of new diapers or hosting a diaper drive.
For more information,

For donations of clothing, cribs, strollers... I am asking families to donate directly to the St. Francis Center in Redwood City. Details below in a prior post.

Project Warm Hug will host our annual "Adopt a Family, Holiday Giving Program" again in November and December... details to follow. If you know that you would like to adopt a family, please email me and let me know.

For those of you who are interested in helping specific families in need, I have a couple that can use some support.

Family M.- Family with 3 children, dad works construction, mom works very part-time, and cares for the children. They are really living on the edge. A gift card to Target or Safeway, would be really appreciated.

Family L.- This single mom and 7 year daughter were a part of our adopt a family program last season. I received a thank you note from them a week or so ago. The thank you was for the gift basket they received. They had found a jar of peanut butter hidden in it. This allowed them to have lunches for a week!! 6 months later. A gift card to Target, Safeway or Mervyn's would be greatly appreciated. OR if you would like to cook up a couple of dinners, batch of cookies... they would be so happy. This mom has been out of work for 6 months, has run out of unemployment, and continues to interview... but hasn't landed a job yet.

Family R.- Another single mom with a small child. Trying to make it but childcare is eating up most of her weekly payck. Any kind of giftcard would be a nice gift...

All of these families have a couple of things in common.
1- They are doing the best they can to provide for their families.
2- These families could be your next door neighbors.
3- These families are one paycheck away from being homeless.

Since Project Warm Hug is operating as a community program, not a non-profit organization,
we are not able to give you a tax receipt for your donations. I hope that you are still motivated to help us as you can. Hopefully a $20 gift card now and then would still fit in your giving plan.

What does $40.00 mean to you?? Take a moment to ponder this question...
A pedicure?
Lunch out with a friend?
A week's worth of lattes?
A new tee shirt you found at your favorite boutique?
A new outfit for your child??

To the families that we serve, $40.00
can mean a week's worth of groceries and diapers.
2 gallons of milk. $9.00
2 loaves of bread. $3.00
Fruit and Veggies. $10.00
A carton of eggs. $2.00
A pound or two of cheese $5.00
A jar of peanut butter $3.00
and a few misc items $2.00
and a small pack of diapers $6.00

just a reality check...

a $20.00 gift card would allow this family to add in Meat, Chicken, Soups, Cereal... to their
weekly grocery shop.

If you are so moved to help...
Please contact me for the address to send a gift card to.

Thanks so much.
Enjoy the rest of the summer...

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