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Comfort & Joy Gift Drive for those in need

March 11th, 2009 · Comments

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s volunteer group, Phinney Neighbors in Action, is sponsoring a Comfort & Joy Gift Drive for the children of Childhaven and Broadview Emergency Shelter.

The drive is collecting toys, books and other items for young children and teens for birthdays and other special occasions. Click here for a list of gift ideas. Return unwrapped gifts to the Phinney Neighborhood Center or Greenwood Senior Center by April 13.

Childhaven helps abused, neglected and at-risk children up to the age of 5. Broadview Emergency Shelter provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to homeless women and children, many of whom are domestic violence survivors. Two-thirds of Broadview’s clients are children. 

Most families come to Broadview with few or no belongings, having fled domestic violence situations, faced evictions, or moved from shelter to shelter while looking for housing. To assist with their basic needs, Broadview supplies residents with household goods, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items. Due to budget restrictions, we are looking at having to reduce the items that we are able to provide to our families.

If you are able to assist us with any of the items listed below, it would be a wonderful additional gift to our residents. Items can be brought to Solid Ground at 1501 45th Street, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please mark them for Broadview Shelter and include your name and address.

Household Goods (gently used items are OK): Sheets (twin if possible, but other size are OK); blankets; towels; dishes; silverware; cups; pots and pans; cleaning supplies; laundry detergent; dish soap; sponges; Comet; general purpose cleaner (i.e. Pine Sol).

Personal Hygiene Supplies: toilet paper; diapers, pull-Ups, and wipes; deodorant; feminine hygiene supplies; soap; shampoo & conditioner; lotion; toothpaste; toothbrushes; floss; hairbrushes. 

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