I’ve decided to focus the donation drive on Health and Hygiene for Mamas and Babies. I don’t know about you but a few weeks ago I was spring cleaning and discovered a box of travel sized baby toiletries and hotel soaps I had been stockpiling for who knows how long. Same also for unused diapers that Baby G. has outgrown. If all of our friends with and without kids donated this kind of stuff, we could probably come up with a pretty large pile to donate to a few shelters in the San Francisco/East Bay and Sacramento areas.
Suppose, also, that a few of us committed to purchasing some feminine hygiene products and diapers to be donated?
A few days ago our monthly Amazon.com Subscribe and Save order of diapers was delivered. (Side note: Take it from a bargain hunter – Subscribe & Save totally rocks for non-perishable household goods, including cases of Seventh Generation diapers). It dawned on me that I had seen some Amazon.com wishlists that had been designated for non profits. I fired off an email to my contact at St. John’s Shelter to see if they had a wishlist set up. Turns out, it wasn’t on their radar. Eh viola, You can find it here. My contact is also going to see if they can put a link to it on their website.
I’ve got an email into my contact at the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center to see if they have a wishlist set up. Hopefully, I will hear back from her soon.
Feeling really energized about all of this. More to come later.