Another #31dayblogchallenge post.
There are a lot of canned food drives happening now for food banks. Awesome! Please donate what you can. Did you know that they also accept non-food items? A friend of mine recently was given light bulbs at his appointment and received deodorant at another visit. Here are the most helpful things to donate.
Socks. They’re the most needed item at homeless shelters and the people who need them also go to food banks. Socks wear out the quickest of any clothing item. They’re a moral boost and a comfort item in addition to providing heat. Ever walk around with holes in your threadbare socks all day? Imagine that’s your only pair.
Baby Toiletries. Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby shampoo, etc. Don’t forget baby when you donate food. Formula is in high demand.
Toiletries. Maxi pads, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, razors, hand sanitizer.
Paper plates were super helpful back when we lived in a motel. Dog food is a relief for those who choose to live in their car rather than give up their beloved companion. Chocolate bars are a fun treat.
I’m still looking for more tree blocks to finish the final border on the turtles quilt. This is a community project for Crystal Lake Camps. Will you please help? Details and a tutorial can be found here.
When R was first born I got a lot of formula samples that we didn’t need that I ended up donating to the food bank. There’s also local diaper banks as well. Every time I changed her I would think of other families that might be trying to stretch out diapers for longer periods because they didn’t have the same resources.
I didn’t know there were diaper banks. What a good idea! Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have until we run out… and you don’t want to run out of diapers.