Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Family Yard Sale ~ June 2nd

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Join your neighbors on Turtle Creek Drive in Mullica Hill on Saturday, June 2nd for a Multi Family Yard Sale and Alex’s Lemonade Stand beginning at 8am.

If you would like to donate but are unable to make it please click the link below to donate to Peighton and Charlie’s 5th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand online!  Thank you for your support!

https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1443688

The Angels Community Outreach Yard Sale ~ June 1st-2nd

The Angels Community Outreach of Pitman will hold a Yard Sale Fundraiser on Friday, June 1st from 8am -11:30am and Saturday, June 2nd from 8am – 2pm.

This event is held twice each year to help pay for the day to day costs associated with keeping The Angels Community Outreach open.  A portion of the yard sale funds will help support the summer food program which feeds local Veterans and low income families.

Your support in the form of donations for the yard sale is greatly appreciated!yard-sale

The Angels Community Outreach is located at 334 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071

DONATION DROP OFF HOURS May 30th (Wed) 9am-12noon May 31st (Thurs) 9am-11am June 1st (Fri) 6am-11am

If you have any questions or to set up a drop off time that works for you please call 856-625-8652 or email angelsclothingcloset@gmail.com

Holden’s Hope JDRF Beef and Beer ~ May 19th

Holden’s Story

Kevin and Jennifer nervously awaited the doctor’s return. They had rushed their four-year old son, Holden, to the emergency room of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on the evening of December 17, 2009. Gone from their minds were all the things they thought needed to get done for Christmas.

Jen had taken Holden to the pediatrician earlier that day because he complained he didn’t feel well and was drinking and peeing a lot. The pediatrician told Jen to take Holden directly to CHOP. She was told she couldn’t go home first. They knew what the doctor was likely to say. They knew what the insatiable thirst and frequent urination were symptoms of because of Kevin’s late father. Still, they hoped for some other explanation. When the doctor finally returned, there wasn’t.

Holden had type one diabetes.

Following Holden’s diagnosis, life as their family knew it changed forever. They’ve adjusted to the relentless daily routine of blood testing, insulin administration and carb counting, but they refuse to accept this as their permanent reality.

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This is what led to Holden’s Hope. Holden’s Hope is a group of south Jersey cyclists dedicated to supporting JDRF’s vision of a world without Type 1 diabetes. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people – millions of people dealing with a disease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Personally, our team is in this fight for Holden – a 13-year-old member of the team, who lives each day with the added burden of a disease he is now raising money to eradicate.

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 JDRF Beef and Beer Fundraiser ~ May 19th

To help in JDRF’s mission, Holden’s Hope Cycling will be hosting a Beef and Beer fundraiser benefiting JDRF on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Ewan Fire Company, 312 Ewan Road in Mullica Hill from 6-10 p.m. Please consider joining the fight to free Holden and the millions of others from the grueling daily burden of T1D by joining us as a sponsor or with a product donation or service from your business.

To purchase your tickets for the Beef and Beer or make a donation of any size, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/holdenshopebenefit.

 

Angel Gown/ Wedding Dress Drive through May 12th

Angel Gown Program

Angel Gowns are special infant gowns created from donated wedding dresses and gifted to families suffering from stillbirth or neonatal loss.  The dresses are deconstructed and turned into beautiful Angel Gowns to be used as burial gowns for these precious infants.

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Several months ago Three Little Birds Perinatal & Palliative Care Advocacy and Support received over 100 unique handcrafted Angel Gowns. Volunteer seamstresses across the country are creating these gorgeous gowns for their local hospitals and families.  In addition to gorgeous gowns, seamstresses also make “Preemie Pockets” for second trimester losses who are too small for a traditional angel gown.

This program has become very popular and Three Little Birds has received numerous requests to accept donated gowns.  Christine Unander has generously volunteered her time to become Three Little Bird’s in-house Angel Gown Coordinator.

Wedding Dress Drive – through May 12th

Three Little Birds will be collecting dresses over the next six weeks, leading up to Mother’s Day, to be sent to their seamstresses.  Wedding or evening gowns in light pink, blue, or cream will be considered.

Drop off your clean wedding or evening dress now through May 12th at Image is Everything Studios, 1428 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.  Please leave on front porch in a box or bag with a note it is for the Angel Gown Program.

Additionally, they will be collecting gowns at the South Jersey Family and Maternity Fair on May 12th.  The fair will be held at Float Haven Spa (110 N. Woodbury Rd in Pitman) and a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Three Little Birds. 

 

Hoagies 4 Hope 2018

The Hoagies 4 Hope Fundraiser is back in its 4th year and over 100 Clearview student volunteers will be assembling two-foot hoagies in time for our E-A-G-L-E-S to take on the Patriots in the Super Bowl!!

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All proceeds benefit children in the Clearview School District struggling with medical issues.  The goal this year is to raise $25,000.

Order your hoagies or hoagie trays by Thursday, January 25th  using this form.

Options are Italian, Turkey or Ham 2-foot-long hoagies (Dietz and Watson deli meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato) for $10 each or Assorted Hoagie Trays for $40 each.

Forms can be turned in at the High School (Mrs. Boody in Room 110), Middle School (Mr. Wiseburn in Room 403)  or to the HTS and PVS Main Offices.

Pick up your Hoagies on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Clearview High School (athletics entrance).

 

Backpack Assembly ~ August 20th

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Join the Unforgotten Haven on Sunday, August 20th for their Backpack Assembly event.  This is going to be a massive event with the goal of getting 1,000 volunteers under one roof to help assemble backpacks for local kids in need.

Unforgotten Haven was chosen as the beneficiary of school supply donations from 21 local Five Below Stores.  Each family is asked to bring New Backpacks or School Supplies to the event.

The event will be held at St. Charles Borromeo church, 176 Stagecoach Rd., Sicklerville, NJ

Sign up to participate here.

Cookies for Charity Baking Event ~ Aug. 12th

The Unforgotten Haven has teamed up with Chews United Methodist Church for a Cookies for Charity project.

Anyone is welcome to volunteer but the project is geared to children and people with disabilities. They make cookies once per month and the cookies will go to the homeless and senior citizens. They are also collecting cookie mixes (dry in package or cut and bake) to support this project.

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The next Cookies for Charity baking event will take place on Saturday, August 12 from 10 am – 12 noon. Kids, teens, and adult volunteers will mix, bake, & bag hundreds of cookies which will be distributed to men & women experiencing homelessness in Camden or Philadelphia.

Chews United Methodist Church (319 Black Horse Pike Glendora, NJ)

 

Blessing Bags for the Homeless

The Unforgotten Haven has several ongoing projects that are easy ways for groups or individuals to contribute to those less fortunate in our community.

The Blessing Bags for the Homeless project focuses on creating bags of toiletries and other items for the homeless. You or your group can sign-up to make Blessing Bags to be distributed to the homeless during our weekly Homeless Outreach visits by signing up here: 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0d4eafaf2eaa8-blessing

To create a blessing bag, use one or two gallon Ziploc bag and fill it with each of the following items:

  • Pair of Men’s Tube Socksblessing bag
  • Chap Stick
  • Toothbrush
  • Trial Size Toothpaste
  • Trial Size Lotion
  • Trial Size Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Trial Size Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Washcloth
  • Small Pack of Tissues
  • Trial Size or Full Size Deodorant
  • Pre Packaged Snack (Peanut Butter Crackers, Granola Bar, Chips (etc).

The Unforgotten Haven is a South Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to help the less fortunate. This help takes many forms—feeding the homeless, assisting victims of house fires, collecting supplies for veterans and much more. Working in partnership with churches and other community organizations, The Unforgotten Haven is registered as a 501(c)3 charity and provides all its services without charge.