I know that not very many people read my blog, but I thought that this was the best way to request some help. As you know, I'm a counselor in a really small school....there are 193 kids from K- 12....and I have a really, really small budget. I'm trying to start some fun things with the students, but I need supplies.....so....I was wondering if any of you that have kids that have outgrown things, and you would like to get rid of them, that maybe I could take them off of your hands. Some of the things that I am needing are: board games, puzzles, children's books, small stuffed animals, and small toys for prizes, such as McDonald's happy meal toys. If you have any of these things that you no longer want, just let me know and I will gladly come and get them. And things that I can't use, I'll give to the new thrift store that we are opening...which brings me to my next post.
I somehow am on the board for the new Food Pantry and thrift store that we are about to get. Starting this month, people can come and apply for food from the food pantry. The Food Bank from Amarillo will deliver the boxes of food that we will distribute to the families or eldery that have qualified. If a person is on any kind of help from the government, like SSI, disablity, even free school lunches, they will qualify. So if you know someone who needs help, let me know and we will get them an application. We are also having our own food supply for emergencies, for people who get in a bind and have not been able to apply for the program yet. They can just walk in and get help. It's also for travelers who may break down and need some help. So for our own Food Closet, as we are calling it, we will need donations of non-perishable food items and also things such as soap, deodorant and even diapers. So if you are in an organization, you might think about helping out the Food pantry and closet. We are going to have a thrift store pretty soon to help the costs of our building expenses and utlities, so if you have things you want to get rid of, such as clothes, household items, or just about anything, just let us know and we can use them. We are not quite ready for those kinds of donations until our building gets ready, but it won't be long until we can accept those donations. We will be located at the old S&S gun store. Until it's ready, we are using the Presbyterian church basement to distribute food from the Food Pantry. We can also use volunteers for the thrift store to go through items, price them, put them out and even work in the store. I think this is going to be a great thing for this community.