Our hygiene kit drive ended today for our family foundation, Color My World and I am so proud of how the country and community has supported us. We way surpassed our goals and I soon will be able to report a total once it is all tallied, most of it shipped today. I am sure we are over our mental goal of 1500 hygiene kits, the kits are still coming in and in addition we have 4000 toothbrushes, 16 cases of soap, cases of toothpaste and $10,000 plus in towels galore.
Thank you if you have helped out. The need is great in NY and NJ and I can only hope that our small little grassroots effort made a difference somewhere, somehow.
One company, Cintas dropped off 600 kits and over $10,000 in towels, sheets and blankets, a surprise donation. Our garage was packed. Luckily, we teamed up with several NH organizations to help us get it all down there on a rig.
Check out Noah swallowed up in the truck.
This was just the start, I had to move out my car and the garage became a warehouse. The YMCA, The Boys and Girls Club, Trinity High School, Bedford Positively, Bedford Library and The Girl Scouts of The Green and White Mountains all were partner drop off points for local contributors.
Today a 100-pound pallet from the Girl Scouts in Vermont is due for deliver and the kits keep on coming.
Some of the notes that people attached were heart warming. We try not to go out of the hygiene kit realm, but we accepted these quilts, a 14 year old and her friends made in lieu of her birthday gifts. I almost cried opening the package she mailed us from clear across the country.
I love that our kids have a program to work on and other kids can easily participate. I love that we are a decade strong!
The kit have come from all over the country, TX, IL, CA, CT, VT, ME, MA, NH, UT, AZ, NV, AR, NY and IL to name a few.
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of people everywhere. I am amazed by the power of social media and the power it provides to spread the word around the country.
I am amazed and humbled by our friends around the country who have stepped up and hosted their own little drives to contribute. I find that some of the most incredible movements happen from normal people lifting where they stand…God Bless you All!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!