Monthly Archives: October 2010

You Can Help Provide a Coat or Jacket for a Foster Child

When I first moved back to California after many years in Boston, I didn’t think I’d need a coat. I was wrong! Even in the Golden State it can get mighty chilly. One in five U.S. foster kids live in California. You can help by providing a jacket or coat for some of our nation’s most vulnerable children. Our friends at SleepTrain are running a coat drive now. From their website: Sleep Train Foster Kids’ Coat Drive On Now! With winter … Continue reading

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Helping Hungry Kids Backpack Drive

Backpack drive in Herndon and Reston, Virginia helps provide healthy food for hungry kids. Continue reading

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From Our Friends @ eHow

eHow has  a great “how to” article on donating luggage. We especially like the idea of using baking soda to clean the luggage–very green, indeed! Thanks, eHow!

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Michigan REALTORS Hold Fifth Annual Suitcases for Kids Drive

Kudos to the Southwest Michigan Association of REALTORS® who are holding their fifth annual luggage drive for foster kids. The association is collecting backpacks, duffle bags and sundries for foster children. Organizer Paul Dumke stated, “Please help children who have little of nothing of their own. Can you imagine not having anything to call your own, being located to a new place other than your home? Toothbrushes, backpacks, t-shirts and more we all take for granted. lets all give just … Continue reading

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