Each year the GNFC delivers gift baskets to DARE House/Hopewell for young mothers. They often have nothing, so the baskets provide some basic necessities and a bit of dignity and hope. Keep in mind they are young teenage mothers. So items for their age group may be Seventeen/Cosmopolitan magazine, fun toiletries and gift cards for local places they can walk to. (Dunkin, Marshall's, Walgreen's/CVS)
We are seeking donations of completed baskets from playgroups, organizations and/or families. We are asking each group to pledge to make one basket. Or you may donate goods so that our community outreach team may complete baskets for you, any amount is appreciated! We ask that you use only new items; however, gently used paperback books are welcomed. It is also important that each is enclosed is some type of basket or reusable bag to keep contents together during transportation. Lastly, it would be helpful to include a tag that identifies contents.
Baskets could include soap, shampoo, conditioner,
and a loofah or washcloth. In addition to those items, you
may include any (or all) of the following, and feel free to
add any appropriate item not listed.
• NEW Make up, nail polish, perfume, home spa type items.
• Paperback book (decent content for age group.
may be gently used). magazines or puzzle book
• Journal, calendar, pens, stationary, small gifts
• Hair ties, comb, brush, accessories
• Candy, snacks with long shelf life.
• Anything inspirational and/or appropriate
• A personal note of encouragement
• A tag on the outside listing what is inside
Please register with the Donate Now button so we know how many baskets to expect. Also, please email Nicole Plante (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meaghan DeMeo (Meaghan.DeMeo@greaternewburyportfamilies.org) to let us know if you or your group will be donating a completed basket or single items. Thank you!
Please drop off completed baskets or items by Monday May 7th to one of the following drop-off locations:
34 Dole Place, West Newbury - on front porch
4 Howard St. Newburyport
50 True Rd. Salisbury - on the front porch
143A State St. Newburyport - on the side porch