Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Family Support and Treatment Center, Orem UT

Let's do our part to strengthen families by donating to Family Support and Treatment Center in Orem, Utah. Check out their website to learn more about the services they provide to the community. We can't do everything alone, but together we can make a mighty difference! 

Several years ago I volunteered in their children's center. Foster families can drop their children off for a few hours to go on a date night or get shopping done. Whatever they need. For other children this is a temporary home until they are placed with a foster family. This part of Family Support and Treatment Center is a place where kids can be kids and not worry about anything else. 

For school I have been asked to organize and carryout a service project. I thought about the needs in our community and immediately thought of this great place. I am so thankful for this opportunity to work to provide much needed help. I realize how much I have and how much I am able to give my children. Because I want other parents and children to have the same security, I have to do my little part. Join me in doing our little bit to help strengthen families.  

Below is the list of items you can donate to the Family Support and Treatment Center.
For monetary donations please donate to the fundly.com account.

If you have items I would like to pick up on Saturday, April 18.  If that day does not work for you, or you have more items after that date, just comment on this blog or message me on Facebook.

Food Items (May not be expired; must have original store seal)
** Kids’ snacks (crackers, pretzels, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.)
** Baby food (jars, snacks)
** Pasta sauce (jars, packets, etc.)
** Box dinners (Hamburger Helper, Pasta-Roni, macaroni & cheese, Rice-A-Roni, etc.)
** Fresh/frozen meat (chicken, beef, fish, etc.)
** Hot dogs
** Frozen dough
** Canned fruit
** Canned vegetables
- Canned chicken/beef
- Cheese (any kind: block, sliced, shredded, string)
- Candy (esp. fun-size) – used for school presentations
- Bread
- Tortillas
- Butter/margarine
- Ready-to-eat nuts
** Grocery gift cards (any $ amount!) – used for   perishable groceries

Cleaning supplies
** Paper towels
** Laundry detergent
** Sanitizing spray
** Disposable latex/rubber gloves
** Pinesol
- Kleenex
- Dish soap (liquid)
- Windex
- Hand soap (liquid)
- Trash bags (kitchen or outdoor)
- Laundry dryer sheets
- Disinfecting wipes or spray (e.g. Lysol)

Office supplies
** White copy paper (8.5x11”)
** Colored copy paper (8.5x11”)
** Postage stamps, any amount
** Bic Wite-Out correction tape
** Small post-its (1.5 x 2”)
- 3-tab manila folders (new)
- Small binder clips
- Perforated writing pads (lined, 8.5x11” or 5x8”)
- Sharpies, black
** Office store gift cards (Staples, OfficeMax, etc.)

Kids’ Items
** Girls’ shoes (sizes 3-7)
** Dollhouse furniture/dolls (new/gently used)
** New toys (still in store package)
** Board games (in good condition)
- Beads (any kind)
- Soccer ball
- Sandbox toys, new/gently used
- Diapers/pull-ups, sizes 3-6
- Baby wipes
- Kids’ paint/paintbrushes (new/gently used)
- Kids’ dress-ups/costumes (new/used/homemade)
- Kids’ craft kits/supplies
- School supplies (pencils, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, markers, rulers, highlighters, calculators, etc.)

** Blankets (any style, any fabric, about 55x70” is ideal but other sizes are also accepted)
** Can opener
** Vacuum (new)
** Crazy straws
** Ice melt (for putting on sidewalks in the winter)
** Fan, any size/kind, in good working condition
** Sprinkler (with hose attachment, safe for kids to play in)
**Combination DVD/VHS player
** CD player (small is best)
** Pruning shears/garden clippers, new or gently used
** Food scale
- Refrigerator (full-size, clean and in good working condition)
- Rakes (for raking leaves), new or gently used
- Duffel bags (new or gently used)
- Small individual toys/treats for prizes
- Walkie-talkies (set of 2+, in good working condition)
**Department or toy store gift cards – we will use them to get therapy supplies or other items we still need
**Any gift cards – we will use them for agency supplies, fundraisers, and donor/volunteer appreciation

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