Toys and More Charity Drive - Melissa's Page
It's already time for our 7th ANNUAL TOYS AND MORE DRIVE! As most of you know, my friends Michelle Lankwarden and Lauren Hissrich started this little engine that could just as two friends who wanted to do a little more for people. They sent a few emails, posted on Facebook and a few days later, thanks to our super-generous friends, had over $2000 to spend on toys for kids at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank. Why St. Joe's? Well, they've given superlative care to Lauren's family so we wanted to give back. We then realized how many wonderfully generous people we knew who also wanted to give back so we did it again and again and again! Over the past six years we have raised over $95,000 to share with five different organizations who do incredible work here in Southern California: Boys and Girls Club of Burbank & the Greater East Valley, Covenant House California, Family Promise of the Verdugos, Hope of the Valley Shelter, and the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Please see the links at the end for more information on each organization.
Once again, we've partnered with Providence Health and Services Foundation so your donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! And we can guarantee that 100% of your donation is used in purchasing toys, books, games, clothes, underwear, socks, diapers, toiletries, and other basic necessities. How can we guarantee this? Because at the end of our two-week drive, we take the money to Target and personally spend it all with as many volunteers as we can. It is honestly the best day of the year.
Over the past few weeks, Michelle and Lauren have gone to each organization to learn more about their specific needs and in doing so, were even more inspired by the selfless people who work in non-profit and by the people who have been helped by these organizations and continue to pay it forward. That's how we know that every little bit we do yields tangible results.
So please join us again this year and donate whatever you can. We know it's a lot to ask; there are so many wonderful organizations doing great work. If you've already given to another cause, please consider sharing our link with your friends and family and thank you for being a generous person! If you haven't yet decided where to give this year, please consider our Toys and More! Drive. Don't forget: it's tax-deductible!
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us so generously over the years. We literally couldn't do it without you.
With love and thanks,
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BURBANK: HTTPS://BGCBURBANK.ORG
COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA: HTTPS://COVENANTHOUSECALIFORNIA.ORG
FAMILY PROMISE OF THE VERDUGOS: HTTP://FAMILYPROMISEVERDUGOS.ORG
HOPE OF THE VALLEY: HTTP://WWW.HOPEOFTHEVALLEY.ORG
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY RESCUE MISSION: HTTPS://SFVRESCUEMISSION.ORG
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
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Gifts to Providence Foundations, Los Angeles Region, are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information on charitable tax deductions, please contact your financial advisor.
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