We have been making deliveries three out of four weeks every month to either Berry Good Buys, the shelters or the Transitional Living Program. Donations have been coming from individuals as well as businesses.
The SOS Board-approved funds of $300.00 was used to completely fulfill the needs on SafeHaven’s summer children’s activities needs list. We provided swimsuits and flip flops for all children (and a few extras,) sunscreen, bugspray, pool play and safety items, and craft kits. The SafeHaven staff was thrilled to have the full supply of needs for all the children – which meant no one was left out from pool time and other activities. They are especially grateful to Tara Hutchins-Welsh for supplying the wonderful rolling coolers – very handy to have!
Bed linens are on order from a commercial linen supply company. We will be able to provide a brand new set of sheets for each and every bed in the Fort Worth shelter. Martha Blue’s friend, a La Quinta Inn manager, hooked us up with their pricing deal and shipping.
The donation drive held at our August General Meeting was very successful. After the luncheon, three full vehicles were driven down to Berry Good Buys, loaded up with household and miscellaneous items for their ‘Resale Road Trip.’ Reece Small and Martha Blue had their vehicles parked outside the country club allowing our members to simply drop off their items on their way into the meeting.
We are very excited to report that our Back To School program collected a total of $750.00!!! This was received with great appreciation and relief by Krista at SafeHaven. This means more children were able to have new shoes and clothes for their first day back at school than we had anticipated. SafeHaven sends its heartfelt thanks for the school supplies, cash and gift cards and acknowledges that Mid-Cities SOS always comes through for them, again.
Currently, these are the drop-off locations for donations to Berry Good Buys and shelters:
Berry Good Buys in Fort Worth
SafeHaven Resources office in Arlington
Bates Container in North Richland Hills
Durrelle Price is investigating another potential drop-off location in Colleyville. We hope to have it finalized soon. We want to establish another location in the Southlake/Grapevine area. Please email/phone Anna Saunders or Martha Blue with your suggestions. The goal is to make it easy for our members and friends to keep their donations coming in for SafeHaven.
Your Urgent Need Co-Chairs,
Anna Saunders and Martha Blue