SLEEP TRAIN FOSTER KIDS CLOTHING DRIVE NOW THROUGH JUNE 23, 2013!
For over 60,000 California foster children growing up is an important milestone, but it also means having to replace clothes that are too small or worn out. When a child has clothes that fit properly and look good , it builds positive self-image and esteem. To help Sleep Train is collecting new clothes for infants, toddlers, youth and teens. Just bring your donation of new pants, shirts, tops and skirts to any Sleep Train or donate online and we’ll do the shopping for you.
BIRTHDAY BAGS 4 KIDS
Birthday Bags 4 Kids is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide toy-filled birthday gift bags to disadvantaged children.
We recognize the importance of a child’s birthday and strive to enable parents to provide a celebration of their children’s lives. We believe providing basic birthday items lends to a sense of normalcy in the life of a child and restores self-worth and hope in parents who are struggling during difficult times.
The birthday bags are provided through local social service agencies to parents who have encountered hard times, so they can give their child with a birthday gift.
- Family Service Association of Redlands
- Inland Temporary Homes, Loma Linda
- Micah Houses, Redlands
- Community Action Partnership of San BernardinoCounty, Family Development Program
- Aspiranet Foster Family Services, San Bernardino
- Time For Change Foundation, San Bernardino
- Childhelp, Redlands
- House of Angels, San Bernardino
Collect Toys to Donate Collect toys from your network of friends and family to donate to Birthday Bags 4 Kids. The items will be used to assemble birthday bags for disadvantaged children in our community.
“Adopt” a Birthday Child Choose a birthday child from the monthly birthday “adoption” list. With their first name, gender and age you can provide a personalized birthday gift bag just for them on their special day. Many toys/items can be easily found at our local dollar stores. It generally costs about $11 to prepare a gift bag, which includes the cost of the gift bag.
Host a Build-a-Bag Event
Various groups such as churches, schools, service groups and even families, can hold a Build-a-Bag Event where you have fun assembling birthday gift bags for children in need. This is a unique and fun activity for both kids and adults. Contact us today for information on how you can host a Build-a-Bag Event.
While $50 may not seem that significant, it helps us to purchase birthday gifts for five children.
We are always in need of volunteers to help assemble the birthday bags each month. Contact us to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available.