Thursday, October 23, 2008

October Update.


It has been far too long since I have updated this blog. Time seems to fly by...
with too much to do and not enough time to do it in... I know you can all relate.

I was just reading the last post I made in July. I have copied some of it here for easy reading and have also realized that not a lot has changed....

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 or to St Anthony's in Menlo Park.

Project Warm Hug will host our annual "Adopt a Family, Holiday Giving Program" again in November and December... This is going to be a really tough holiday season for a lot of local families.

What kind of gifts will we need??
a homemade dinner for a family.
a plateful of cookies.
movie tickets.
a target gift card.
a bag of groceries.

For those who would like to be matched with a specific family, a wish list of gifts will be available. If you know that you would like to adopt a family, please email me at

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

Family A- Girl sz A vacuum, and a blender.

Family B- Girl sz 6 and Boy sz 6. clothing and shoes. both size 10.

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 directly give you a tax receipt for your donations.
You are able to receive a receipt from the organization that receives your donation.

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.
174 spruce ave. menlo park. ca 94025.

I am just one mom who knows how tough it is... and wants to make a difference.
Thanks so much.
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