Community Day Center Holiday Party
1:30-4:30 pm, Thurs. Dec. 18, 2012
We Need Your Help
We are giving out backpacks and duffel bags for our guests at our holiday party this year. Backpacks have a lot of utility for homeless people and we can include bulkier items like water bottles in the backpacks.
We are looking for individuals, churches and other groups to commit to donating money to purchase them for us to hand out to each of our guests at our annual holiday party on 12/18/2012. Each bag is about $25.00. We will purchase the backpacks from cash donations. It is important all the bags are similar. We also need your help filling them! Our goal is to fill 80 bags. Please contact Marilyn Lee-Tom, at 781-392-6311, or - and let me know how many you and/or your group can make in time for the holiday party! We would like to have all the contents together in advance, by Dec. 15th, if possible.
The following is a list of suggested items to choose from. We would like to keep the cost of each bags’ contents under about $20. If some contents are gender-specific, please keep in mind that we have about three times as many men as women that visit the Day Center.
toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, floss
full size deodorant
moisturizer, hand cream
double blade razors
shampoo, comb/hair brush
insulated gloves, warm hat/ wool hat, warm socks, warm scarves
thermal underwear (large)
apples, energy bars (like Balance or Cliff), trail mix
water bottle (reusable)
manicure kit (nail file, clippers, etc.)
small first aid kit
tissues (pocket pack)
Would you like us to speak to your organization?
We'd love to visit your organization, church, business, club, etc., and talk about our mission and how we address the needs of the homeless and people in need in Waltham. We'll talk about who we are, why we were founded, and how we operate. We'll tell the stories of our guests -how they came to need our help and how we work with them to stabilize their lives and move them toward housing, jobs and self-sufficiency. We'll also talk about how we build a sense of community amongst our staff and guests and the ways in which dignity and respect can rebuild lives. Presentations of any length can be arranged as well as discussion groups.
If interested, please contact our Executive Director.