EMERGENCY FUNDS NEEDED NOW IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
$1,000 Will cover one teacher’s payroll for one month to ensure they will be there when our kids return to school. It’s crucial for our children, who don’t have stability at home, to have it at school.
$500 Will allow us to provide emergency supplies and cover unavoidable bills to families who have lost their jobs, such as car repairs and gas, sanitizing products, diapers, and formula.
$100 Will allow our teachers to continue educating the 13 kids that will be entering kindergarten by purchasing and delivering learning tools to assure they are on track and ready.
$50 Will cover the additional cost for taking extra measures to keep staff and volunteers safe so that we can continue our Mobile Food Distribution that provides meals for over 600 families.
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Clothing & Food Donations
Our Mission – The Ballard Center partners with families to achieve stability through early childhood education and needs-based services.
In addition to providing affordable high quality early childhood education, we offer services to help families when they experience difficulties, so a stable family environment for children can be maintained. With the help of generous community donations, Ballard provides wrap-around supports to families through our food pantry, clothing closets, emergency assistance programs and other initiatives.
HOURS: The food and clothing pantry is open from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please enter on the west end of the building
Priority Donations Needed and Accepted:
FOOD: We operate a food pantry for our families and the public. Canned meats and vegetables, peanut butter and pantry staples are always needed.
DIAPERS: We are in need of diapers of all sizes – sizes 3 and 4 are most needed.
CLOTHING: We accept gently used and clean clothing for adults, children, and infants. Right now, we have a need for jeans for men and women, sweatshirts, and winter wear for all ages.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Due to limited space, we can accept basic clean home goods only. This includes plates, bowls, cups and glasses, silverware. We also accept other basics such as towels and sheets. Pans not scratched, chipped, or broken.
PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS: Hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo and laundry soap are always in need.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
- Medical equipment, mattresses, changing tables
- Home decorator items
- Children’s toys – limited items
- Car seats
- Cribs, strollers, appliances, electronics
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: Donations are received during the hours of 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We also have a clothing bin on-site that you can use anytime. We will be happy to help you unload. Simply come into the pantry to ask for assistance.
ALL YEAR ROUND:
Shoes — Socks — Underwear —Professional Wear — Purses — Bags