This month we are collecting canned meat for our local Food for Backpacks group. There are around 500 backpacks that go out with youth during the holiday school break. Have you ever had to go two weeks not knowing if you would eat regular meals? It's astonishing to think there are so many kids in school that rely on those meals throughout their week.
This is our second year partnering with Food for Backpacks and we love being able to provide and give back to the community. Last year we collected over 400 cookie and brownie packages as a treat inside the backpacks. This year we signed on to collect 500 cans of canned tuna and canned chicken.
Currently we have collected 180 cans and are hoping to grow that number. You can donate too! It’s as easy as selecting the below link, it will take you to our Amazon cart and make it even easier it will ship directly to us! http://a.co/ipeldT9
There are many ways you can help in our community to give back. We are also a drop off location for the JBLM Santa’s Castle, we are collecting toys for the Gig Harbor Chamber.
Looking for more ways to participate, many local businesses participate in events like this:
Fondi’s is hosting their 3rd annual clothing drive, they are also asking for diapers, hygiene kits and newly packaged undies. *Every donation through December 31st receives a free flatbread.
Rush Companies is supporting “Be a Santa to a senior”- Rush Gives committee accepts a wish list from seniors in our local area and blesses them with their requests.
Chapel Hill offers Generosity Trees in the HeBrews lobby. Grab a tag and team up with one or more outreach partners. http://www.chapelhillpc.org./event/1682731-2019-11-23-generosity-tree/
These are just a few to name, be sure to check out your local businesses and participate in making someone’s holiday season. Remember to Give Thanks to someone you love or appreciate. You never know whose day you could make a special one.