Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall Gatheirng Project

Some time ago our esteemed JennyJ put forth the idea for our little (at the time) community to do some kind of collection for a not for profit agency such as the Rainbow House. We all agreed it was a grand idea, but as of yet, we’ve taken no action on it. That’s about to change. This is by no means mandatory, but we’d like to present the opportunity for everyone to bring something the Rainbow House needs to the Fall Gathering. We’ll bundle them up and make an anonymous donation. No need to go overboard, but if everyone picks up one or two small items, I’m certain it would be greatly appreciated and there will be a little bonus for those who choose to bring something.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Rainbow House, here’s a brief explination taken from their website. Rainbow House is a children’s emergency shelter and a regional child advocacy center. They serve abused and neglected children, as well as families in crises. The Shelter houses children that are in foster care; and assists parents who need placement for their children during a family crisis. At the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), we serve children who have been sexually abused and/or severely physically abused.

Here is a condensed list of items they’re in constant need of. At the bottom of this article is a link The Rainbow House and a link to the complete list.

Copier paper
AA & AAA Batteries (Regular & Rechargeable), C and 9-volt batteries
Large salt and pepper shakers
Educational games (especially for literacy skills and math)
Wooden puzzles
Role play/dress-up toys for boys and girls
Activity Passes
Art/Craft class
Craft Materials
Blank Journals
Juice boxes
Bottled water
Ranch dressing
Grape jelly
“Sippy” cups w/ lids



Thanks in advance to everyone who participates.


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