Urgent Need for gently used clothes and new in package!
First and foremost I would like to thank the drop off locations for allowing the Toy Drive to be placed at their establishments. The Toy Drive for the Ft. Benning children is going well and I so appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Unfortunately it has come to my attention that there is an even bigger need for gently used and new clothing. For some of these children, these needs are just to survive the winter months. For the past 11 years I have worked with 3 Ft. Benning schools and their counselors. Embracing Military Families has provided wishes come true through the generosity of the public such as; school supplies, toys for Christmas, and provided items of need. Today, there are requests through the school counselors for clothing for many of these children. Listed are items in need.
Boy and Girl
Small to size 14
Gently Used Clothing
New in package
There are several EMF Toy Drive boxes all over town. I have opened these boxes up to use for this urgent need as a drop off point. Any monetary donations will be spent by me and purchasing items from local consignment shops and items new in package from Walmart.
Please click on the Toy Drive icon for the list of Drop off establishments.
Deadline is December 18, 2014 at all locations.
SUPPORTING THE FAMILIES OF OUR ARMED FORCES
Embracing Military Families is a non-profit organization based in Peachtree City, GA. We are dedicated to brightening the lives of the children of our brave military men and women. As long as our military men and women are deployed, we will be here to help our littlest heroes.
My mission is to put smiles on children’s faces. These military children have had a mother or father in a war zone as many as 4 times. Just think when a child is only 8 years old that is half their life! Our goal is to provide school supplies, stuffed animals (cuddle buddies), Christmas presents from Santa, and year round provide resources for families having a hard time especially during the holidays. It really is amazing the individuals, clubs, organizations, schools, churches that gather to help provide these toys. This event can not happen without their and your support. I am grateful and so are these children and families. There are children who only have this excitement of Christmas and Easter by way of our Embracing Military Families organization.”
Embracing Military Families is a project of United Charitable Programs, A registered 501(c) (3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To make online donations for EMF click on EMF Donations.
All contributions will be processed by UCP, which will be reflected on your billing statement. Discloser on statements will state “United Charitable Programs” UCP State Funding disclosure UCP Non Discrimination Policy
2012 we received 1000 Toys….
Here are a few pictures of the toy collections and getting ready in 2012!
Embracing Military Families
Director Cathy McMullen EMF_Cathy@att.net
202 Panstone Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269