Helping Children in Crisis

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal!

Brand New Mattresses for Children in Crisis

$2,045 of $7,000 raised

When a child leaves an abusive situation the transition is often sudden and unexpected. It is not uncommon for children to leave an abusive situation wearing nothing more than a sheet. The trauma that can come from being removed from your family while nearly nude and then then placed in the care of strangers has been described by many, as being more traumatizing than the abuse itself. Legally a child must have a bed of their own in order to remain with their non-abusive family members. We are 100% out of mattresses. We have the ability to purchase 126 brand new Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for $7,000. The mattresses are bed bug resistant and hypoallergenic. Your donation will help children in crisis remain with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.

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Looking for a way to impact your community this summer? Volunteer shifts are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-11am and 10:30am-1pm. Children of all ages are welcome at the Crisis Intervention Center as long as they are supervised by an adult. Please email info@tomvo.org to schedule a volunteer shift.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services and programs to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect, and also those at-risk of a Child Protective Services Intervention, solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability.
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Charity Rummage Sale
Today Only
9am-1pm
249 Green Street in Schenectady.

Most items are brand-new and at rock-bottom prices.

Queen and King bedding sets, dishes, kitchen gadgets, decorative pillows, curtains, toys, pet products (e.g. animal crates, flea treatments, pet toys, etc.), Victoria Secret items, books, brand-name clothing, formal wear, jewelry, purses, art and craft supplies, etc.

Proceeds will benefit children that have been impacted by extensive abuse and neglect throughout the NYS Capital Region and its surrounding counties.
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Things of My Very Own, Inc. Charity Rummage Sale

Friday & Saturday 9am-1pm
249 Green Street; Schenectady NY

-Tons of brand-new kitchen, bedding and
bath items (e.g. Queen & king sized
comforter sets, curtains, shower racks,
shower heads, decorative pillows, etc.)
-Tools
-Brand Name Clothing-Ann Taylor, Gap,
Guess, etc.
-Books
-Toys
-Formal Wear
-Art Supplies
-Pet Supplies, Etc.

All proceeds will benefit children that have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect throughout the NYS Capital Region and its surrounding counties.
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Things of My Very Own, Inc. shared NYPD's Reunited. ... See MoreSee Less

Police Officer Sally Zheng stands roll call every night before she patrols NYC's subways. There was a HUGE surprise waiting for her at this roll call. Officer Zheng was reunited with retired Officer Ralph Torres who took care of her 20 years ago and she's been waiting to thank him ever since for inspiring her to help others.

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