HEEL YOUR SOLE INC via Crowdrise
December 04, 2011
BENEFITING: HEEL YOUR SOLE INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 25, 2011
Do you remember what was on the top of your holiday wish list when you were a child? Was it a Barbie, a tractor, or a set of markers?
What if, even though you were only a teenager yourself, you had to ask for diapers and baby wipes instead of a Barbie? That is the case of one young lady that I met this past summer. She is only nineteen years old, and yet four months ago, she gave birth to twins. She is the primary provider for her babies as well as her terminally ill mother, and when asked what she would like for the holidays, she told me that she needed basic supplies for her children.
Heel Your Sole is an organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, which includes providing the community with much-needed support during the holidays, which can be a very stressful time of year for some. We give hope, help, and direction through a variety of developmentally-appropriate activities that enrich lives and strategic campaigns that address the varying needs of our kids—and it is selfless contributions such as yours that allow us to continue our work.
Our second annual Adopt-a-SOLE Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive is an important part of our efforts to reach underserved children and teenagers. We are kindly asking you to offer your support this holiday season by donating toys or gently used clothing, all of which are a tax-deductible, to Heel Your Sole. In fact, any donation, whether it be clothing, gift cards, baby supplies or a monetary contribution, is always welcomed and greatly appreciated. For our Toy and Clothing Drive, we are partnering with Leake & Watts, a well-established agency that serves the community with foster care, adoption, educational and disabilities support services. Through Leake & Watts, we will pass along all of your donations to children, teens and families who will be encouraged and make good use of everything that you donate this holiday season.
There are so many at Leake & Watts who would benefit from a new set of Legos, a new jacket and a helping hand—and so your support is crucial this holiday season. One young lady that I recently met has experienced abuse at several turns and has been through many different foster homes. She has difficulty making friends and would like to find her biological mother. She recently lost all of her belongings in a fire and was then placed in yet another foster home. Right now, receiving a holiday gift and some new clothes would be a step toward helping her realize that there are people who she can trust to help support her through her many losses.
Should you wish to contribute to our Toy and Clothing Drive, please respond to this email and indicate whether you are interested in purchasing holidays toys for an individual child or family. I will email you the name, age, gift ideas and stories behind each child/family so that you know exactly who you are helping. Should you wish to donate clothing, and are in the NYC area, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup. As always, you can also donate directly at www.heelyoursole.org/donate.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide. If you require additional information about Heel Your Sole please contact me directly at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit our website at www.heelyoursole.org.
From our SOLE to yours, thank you for your continued support.