jrSHYC Giving Tree 2017


Wednesday December 13, 2017


jrSHYC Giving Tree 2017
Help Brighten the Holidays for Families in Need
December 1st - 13th Noon

This year you may give two ways!
A) Donate Online - www.behomeful.org
B) Giving Tree Toys, Gifts & Gift Cards - www.safefuturesct.org  

Online Donations
For members who prefer or who cannot give physical gifts, we are coordinating online with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in their BE HOMEFUL for the Holidays effort.  Donate here to spread a little bit of cheer to a homeless child this holiday season? With a donation of $25, a Paddington plush bear or book will be given  to a child in a shelter. Your gift will also provide critical emergency assistance to families on the verge of homelessness. 
For complete information concerning the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness click here.

Giving Tree Gifts 
We will also collect toys, gift cards and gifts for families in need.  Safe Futures of New London is our gift giving beneficiary charity of choice again this year.  Safe Futures is a domestic violence crisis center based in New London.  Their mission’s aim is to save lives, restore hope and facilitate change for the future for those impacted by domestic violence in Southeastern Connecticut. 
For complete details concerning Safe Futures click here.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts & supplies from the list of ideas below by Wednesday December 13th at noon.

Donations may be left by the Giving Tree at SHYC’s  front desk
Giving Guidelines 
* Gift Cards are Highly Appreciated** 
* Gifts must be new and unwrapped 
* No violence related gifts
* Gifts must be received by noon on Wednesday, December 13th

Ideas for Children 5-10 years 
* Winter coats & clothing 
*  Pajamas, socks, hats 
*  Winter boots (all sizes) 
*  Art & Craft supplies (coloring books, paint sets, craft sets) 
*  Board games, puzzles 
*  Educational and science toys 
*  Barbie's, Lego sets, play tents, Hot Wheels 
*  Twin sheets, blankets 
*  Skateboard/scooters, hel-mets, basketballs 
*  Portable DVD players, family DVDs 
*  Gift cards: Subway, McDonalds 

Infants & Toddlers 
*  Diapers & wipes (all siz-es) 
*  Winter clothing, coats, boots 
*  Pajamas, socks, hats 
*  Musical toys/bath toys 
*  Dolls (all ethnicities) 
*  Toy trucks, superhero toys 
*  Thomas the Train, Fro-zen, Dora, Diego etc.
*  Legos & shape sorters 
*  Play Doh, coloring books 
*  Umbrella strollers, bouncers 

Ideas Teens & Young Adults 
* Winter coats, boots, socks (all sizes) 
*  Winter clothing (all sizes) 
*  Gloves, hats, scarves, 
*  Bed-in-a-bag sets (twin) 
*  Personal care (hair care, perfume, AXE (boys), nail polish, etc.) 
*  Jewelry, beading kits, Lego kits 
*  Journals, books, pens 
*  Basketballs, footballs, 
*  Backpacks, wallets, purses 
*  Gift cards: Subway, McDonalds, ITunes 

Ideas for Moms
* Pajamas, slippers 
*  Winter clothing, coats, shoes/boots (all sizes) 
*  Bath towels & washcloths 
*  Body lotion, body wash, perfume, make up 
*  Bed pillows, twin sheets, twin blankets 
*  Pots & pans, bake ware, utensils, crockpot 
*  Coffee makers (small), toasters, blenders 
*  Art supplies , craft kits, adult coloring books 
*  Umbrellas, gloves, hats, socks 
*  Gift Cards: Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Target, CVS 
** Gift Cards allow clients to regain their dignity and self esteem by providing the opportunity to choose what they need, when they need it during the Holidays and through-out the year.

Thank You for Your Generosity!