Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday...{Kindness}

Saturday evening, friends of ours went through an unexpected and tragic event; a house fire erupted which destroyed 70% of their home, leaving them displaced for at least six months.

Thankfully, Mommy-to-be (she's due in November), Dad, and Baby T (handsome eight month-old boy) are safe but completely heartbroken.  The fire destroyed baby-to-be's nursery and baby T's nursery.

If you follow BTWD on Facebook, you would have read about this unfortunate event, as well as notice the generosity that people have shown.  People who don't even know this family are willing to donate and assist in whatever way they can. 

With so many people wanting to help, I've been working with a close friend of the family and we have established a drop off location for items that can be donated to this family.  Items that the family currently need include:

-DIAPERS! size 3
-Wipes (Huggies, unscented)
-Formula (Earth's Best in a red container)
-Baby food, Plum Organic (they come in food pouches)
-2 High Chairs in good condition
-Baby Boy clothes 6-9 months
-Baby P.J's!!!
-Men's clothing size L
-Baby Mattress (preferably new)
-Any organic baby bath products
-Organic baby powder
-Local restaurant gift cards (Poughkeepsie area)
-Gift cards to Target, Babies-R-Us, Visa gift cards

The family has received a TON of toys and other baby items (scooters, car seats, etc.) so please refer to the list above.

Items can be dropped-off on Tuesday, 7/30, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, and Wednesday 7/31, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

If you are unable to donate any items but still would like to contribute, you can visit this website (here) to make a monetary donation.

The family is so overwhelmed by the kindness friends, family, and strangers have shown.  My heart smiles seeing every new message asking what they can do to help this family. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as quickly as possible..

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