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Opportunities for Kindness

Snacks Needed


"Take what you need, give what you can."

Our schools all have resource pantries to help when a student needs a snack. Many of our students eat breakfast and lunch at school but are unable to bring snack. We need snacks such as chips, Cheez-Its, cookies, fruit snack, apple sauce pouches, granola bars etc. We are requesting no nut products or peanut butter due to allergies. Please no perishable items.

Families displaced by Fire


We have several families displaced by a fire over the weekend. There are children in multiple buildings and they are currently with friends/family and hotel. At this time the needs are for gift cards or monetary donations directly through neighborhood bridges. These will be used by several of the families impacted to help with food, cleaning, personal care items, clothing as well as any other needs that they are experiencing. At this time, we only have clothing needs for a few. As the families are able to transition in housing, this need may be updated.

Gift cards desired include:

Kroger, Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kohls, and any restaurant/fast food gift cards to cover immediate needs

2yr old boy size 3T, Diapers size 5

Mother-Med Tops/pants

Father-LG tops/pants

8yr old boy size 12 

8yr old boy size 12/14, Shoes size 4

6yr old boy size 8/10, shoes size 2/3

We will be posting more needs as we are notified.

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Recently Filled Needs

Water Bottles


Water bottles for 25 students at Union Elementary 

Deodorant


We would love to support our students in need by starting the year off with an accessible personal care item, deodorant. We did this last year and it worked wonders! They were able to get them from PE class and it was discreet so they wouldn't be embarrassed. It helped them feel better about themselves around peers and staff Especially on those hot days! 50 for boys and 50 for girls would be so helpful!

Window Air Conditioning Units Needed


Summer weather came quick this year! Window air conditioning units are needed for Lakota families without central air. One Lakota family is currently in need of a unit. Thank you. 

Need for Dining Room Table


A single-parent home has recently found housing and is in need of a dining room table and chairs for 6.  We would greatly appreciate your help and support in providing these items for this family!

Deodorant


Activities and energy have increased and the need to have some personal care items on hand for both boys and girls has also increased! Advocates are hoping that we can help address this for several buildings

Pack N Play needed for family (new or used)


Single mom in need of a new or used pack n play for her youngest child.  Mom does not have the funds to purchase one right now.  Thank you for considering helping with this need.

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