Monday, September 28, 2020

S4G Hosts Successful Drive for Fairfax Diapers During National Diaper Need Awareness Week



I am so appreciative to our community for supporting Social4Good's Diaper Drive.  Your diaper donation contributed to a total of 27,817 diapers. Even in this difficult time, you surpassed all expectations. 
 

On Thursday, I received this Facebook message:

 

Hi, a mom friend of mine referred me to reach out. Been tight on a one income housing so it's been expensive to make means for diapers. I have a almost 9 month son who goes through diapers oftenly fast and twin foster girls who are 6 months and a 2 yr old girl. Please let me know if we can get assistance thank you so much!


I was able to refer her to one of our partner organizations and she will be able to get diapers for her family. Please know that there are many local families like this especially during this pandemic and your support and generosity makes life a little bit easier for this mom and many more!

 

Best wishes for a safe and healthy Autumn and I hope to see you without masks very soon!

 

With gratitude,

 


Christine Kenny, Director







Thursday, September 10, 2020


 

September Diaper Drive Kickoff & Fast Facts About Diaper Need
Social4Good is excited to announce that we will once again sponsor a diaper drive for Fairfax Diapers in September. Just like food, the need for diapers has grown exponentially in our area since March and Fairfax Diapers is working harder than ever to meet the need.
 
S4G's goal last year was to collect 10,000 diapers and our members proved their generosity exceeding the goal by 70%...we donated 17,000 diapers!  
 

This year’s project includes a diaper collection or monetary donation. We have again set a goal of 10,000 diapers, understanding that this is a different year and different time.  All contributions are greatly appreciated!  
 
We will collect diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 beginning today and continuing through September 26. If you're unsure what size to purchase, there is always a big need for sizes 5 & 6.  There are numerous ways to contribute, choose what fits your budget and desire to get involved:
  • Purchase diapers and email social4goodevents@gmail.com for a convenient drop off location before September 24 or 26.  The best values are the largest packs of Parent's Choice Diapers at Walmart ($35) and Up&Up at Target ($29).
  • Contribute money directly through Act Blue and we will purchase the diapers for you.  Act Blue automatically generates a tax receipt  and your contribution will be noted as S4G.
  • Contribute directly to Christine Kenny via Venmo at  christine-kenny-75492 and we will purchase the diapers for you.  Please indicate S4G as we are tracking our success!
Social4Good members are invited to sort and package diapers at a socially distanced, small group session on September 24.  Check your email for a link to the signupgenius or email social4goodevents@gmail.com for details. 




                                         

Social4Good Provides Children 
at Shelter House
Something New to Call Their Own

Kicking off Social4Good's second year, Team August worked with Shelter House to identify critical needs for their clients.  As a result, more than 50 generous members:
  • Sponsored 43 Welcome Bags for children entering Shelter House shelters so that they would have something new to call their own, 
  • Provided 30 grocery gift cards for food insecure families, and 
  • Secured 83 masks from the Million Mask Challenge  
Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in our community.
Shelter House operates three shelters: Artemis House, Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, and Patrick Henry Family Shelter.  Recently, Shelter House partnered with Fairfax County to open the first COVID-19 Relief Isolation & Quarantine Shelter (IQ shelter), a 200-bed facility, to shelter those experiencing homelessness that are in high-risk categories and those who are showing symptoms of the virus.  This site serves those recovering from active COVID-19, those who are both homeless and at high risk of complications or death from the virus, and those displaced from shelter facilities (as other shelters are currently operating at 50% capacity due to social distancing).
    Special thanks to:

  • Team August - Beth Tecala, Leslie Pennington, Pam Yanni, Patty Kehoe, Tricey Felter who exceeded their goals and hosted a fabulous socially-distanced event at Wolf Trap
  • Cycle Chi for donating cinch bags and water bottles for every child 
  • Dr. Bazzarone for donating bins of books for children of all ages
  • Blend 111 for delivering a fabulous dinner for our SD event