Continuing with our series of Ways to Make a Difference in NWA this holiday season, we’d like to highlight Santa Sacks at Peace at Home Family Shelter. (We highlighted the Silver Star Tree at Pinnacle Promenade last week which benefits local military families.)
Every year at Christmas, folks step up to take care of the children who are living at the local women’s shelter, Peace at Home. But the moms of the kids? They don’t receive any gifts. We know that moms will sacrifice everything for their kids, but we think it would be awesome to gather these homeless mamas some treats, too, for their Santa Sacks.
When they leave the Peace at Home Shelter, they usually just have the clothes on their backs (especially if they don’t go back to an abusive situation). Here is a list of critical needs right now for the women who leave Peace at Home and are seeking to form new households:
Full size bottles of shampoo and conditioner
Small kitchen appliances (coffee pots, toasters, etc.)
Cleaning supplies for women’s new homes and for the shelter- eg. dish soap, bleach, antibacterial wipes, laundry detergent, etc….
Cooking utensils (spatulas, wooden spoons, etc.)
Diapers (size 4, 5, and 6 only)
Pull Ups (4t-6t)
Gift Cards- Wal-Mart/Target- good for gas, prescriptions, and other expenses we can’t cover! Small increments better eg. $10, $15, $20.
If you’d like to help meet these needs, contact Peace at Home at 479-444-8310.
Here’s another opportunity to help immediately at Peace at Home: Our friend Suzanne Monk Clark is an Arbonne consultant and she wants to provide shower sets to these mamas (full size bottles, not the trial sizes they typically receive). Suzanne is partnering with Peace at Home and her team will be providing the totes, all toiletry items at a discounted price, several sets and covering shipping.
Here’s how your contribution can help:
□ $40 donation provides a complete shower set (3 products & a beautiful tote)
□ $15 donation provides one single product to complete the set
□ ____ donation, anything you can offer will be a blessing!
If you’d like to donate, call Suzanne at 479.879.5306 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll make sure your donation gets to these ladies. We’ve known Suzanne for years and her heart is huge for these women who are in our NWA shelter seeking peace this holiday season. Call her ASAP since the holiday is sneaking up fast!