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Community Comes Together To Help Others

We can do amazing things when we come together. This year’s Jammie Drive, our fifth annual, was a raging success. I started the drive five years ago to help my children experience the true spirit of the holidays, while providing core essentials to those in need at an emotionally charged time of year. It’s amazing to see how this idea has grown in reach and impact, beyond my wildest dreams. In fact, this was our largest turnout ever: our community was able to gift 200 people with jammies and slippers, packages of underwear, socks and other essentials,…

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Tap Into Your Creativity in The New Year–We Need You!

At this time of great uncertainty, I often feel at a loss as a citizen, entrepreneur, and parent. I find myself wondering how best to walk through my days to make my existence worthwhile on this earth and be of service to others. I often feel sorely lacking in my compass, not sure how best to proceed, almost like I’m driving down a road with no map while feeling my way around curves and corners. Many times I spin off the road, into the gravel, not sure how best to proceed. And then I gather my bearings,…

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Making a Difference, One Family at a Time

The annual Jammie Drive we run touches two groups of people: those who receive the gifts and those who give them. The drive benefits residents of three East Bay Area shelters—havens for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. We provide cozy pajamas, socks and underthings, basics we take for granted, to these folks in need. We’ve run this program for four years now; it’s a big hit with local families and individuals looking to give back to their community. Here are comments from some of our donors about why they return year after year to participate: “This drive…

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3rd Annual Jammie Drive Was a Huge Success!

It took me several days to come down from the joy of this year’s Jammie Drive benefiting Midway Shelter… The drive benefits two local domestic violence and homeless shelters and the accompanying safe house run by Building Futures for Women and Children. With the incredible support of local parents and children, this year we (again) supported 115 shelter residents with gifts of cozy pajamas, socks, underthings, and other warm clothes, plus a generous financial donation of $1,100 to allow the Building Futures team to purchase additional supplies they need for the residents.

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Success Story: Holiday Jammie Drive

The residents of Midway Shelter are going to have a cozy holiday. At the charity jammie drive wrap-up party this past Tuesday night–which was an absolute blast—we donated pajamas and financial gifts to be delivered to 115 women and children residents of Midway Shelter, Midway’s safe house, and the San Leandro shelter. In addition to pajamas, robes, sweat suits, socks, and other comfy basics, we also presented the cumulative financial donations of over $1,100. This is double what we were able to donate last year! Midway Shelter’s Development Coordinator Lorie Curtis was extremely grateful. Our donations will make a big difference…

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