This past Saturday (November 10) my car was packed full of the most needed items and supplies that had been donated, and then driven down and delivered to Keansburg, NJ in an effort to help some of the hardest hit and poorest communities affected by Superstorm Sandy.
While in Keansburg I met some amazing people and heard some amazing stories. I will post more photos and stories as soon as possible, but I wanted to ask everyone for their help again. MANNAM-Boston will still be collecting the following items to be delivered to Breezy Point and Rockaway Beach areas this coming Saturday (Nov 17):
- baby wipes (huge demand), diapers, baby supplies
- cleaning products, paper towels
- heavy duty trash bags
- work gloves
(NY and NJ shelters are not accepting anymore clothing donations but MANNAM-Boston will happily take any children’s clothing that you would like to donate as we are still volunteering and working closely with Cradles to Crayons of Boston. Any children’s clothing we receive as donations will be delivered to C2C.)
But on top of collecting these items listed above, there is a new project that has just started up called “Santa’s Sandy Hands”.
The purpose of the Santa’s Sandy Hands Project is to collect new unwrapped toys, new household items, new clothing, gift cards, and wrapping needs from November 10, 2012 through December 10, 2012. These items will be distribute as Christmas gifts to children and families displaced as a direct result of Superstorm Sandy. Our goal is to deliver, through these presents, a message of hope to these families that have endured so much. …May we all keep the Revive.Rebuild.Recover.Restore spirit alive until the last displaced family is in a home of their own.
MANNAM-Boston will be collecting all of these gifts and delivering them to the organizers of the Santa’s Sandy Hands project on December 8. If you are able to help out by donating new toys, new clothes, gift cards, or household items please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Katherine at 857-488-2741 for more information and drop-off locations.
Let us come together and spread a little bit of light and hope to those who have lost and endured so much!
“Where there is unity there is always victory.” ~Publilius Syrus
[Live Happy – Santa’s Sandy Hands Project]