Give a Gift of Love

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.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, please consider donating a gift of love to a child in need.

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Give a Gift of Love

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.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, please consider donating a gift of love to a child in need.

Our Video Tells the Story

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal!

Our 2018 Goal: $350,000

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 placed in the care of strangers has been described by many as being more traumatizing than the abuse itself. Legally a child must have their own bed, warm blankets, clothing, hygiene products and an adequate supply of food to remain with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system.

Please help us to ensure that these children are given everything they need from the first moment on. Help us to ensure that these children know that what they have endured, does not define who they grow up to be.

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The Founder’s Story

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It is with tremendous pride and excitement we announce that Rayn Boncie, CEO/Founder of Things of My Very Own, Inc., is the recipient of this years very prestigious and coveted Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Women of Excellence in Business Development Award. Rayn's outstanding qualities of leadership, professionalism, integrity and character are beyond reproach. Rayn's pertinacious self-sacrifice coupled with her relentless and inexhaustible efforts in making Things of My Very Own, Inc. a viable, well-respected and essential part of crisis intervention, is nothing short of phenomenal and speaks volumes of the indomitably of the human spirit.

Please join the team at Things of My Very Own, Inc. in congratulating Rayn Boncie for this tremendous accomplishment.

Frank Graniero
President/Chair
Things of My Very Own, Inc.
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Valentine's Day can be an especially difficult holiday for the children we work with, as they struggle to learn the difference between safe and unsafe expressions of love. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is working to teach children that there are many forms of love that do not involve abuse. This Valentine's Day, we ask each of you give a gift of love that really matters, a gift that will last a lifetime. Please help us to provide necessary items to children in crisis during their transition to safety.

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In December 2017, the team at Advantage Pest Control came and volunteered at the Crisis Intervention Center. The owner was so touched by the stories of the children we serve, that he agreed to provide a lifetime of preventive services to Things of My Very Own, Inc. Their generosity will result is us being able to provide a weeks worth of diapers to an additional 384 children per year. Thank you to Jeff Peck and the team at Advantage Pest Control for giving what they can to support children in crisis. ... See MoreSee Less

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This month's Grassroots Giveaway recipient, Things of My Very Own, Inc., works hard to help kids transition out of abusive or neglectful circumstances, on their own and into foster care or with their non-abusive family member. Children in these situations leave in a hurry, often leaving everything they call theirs behind. That's where Things Of My Very Own (TOMVO) steps in to help. From the moment kids enter the TOMVO lobby they are invited into a home experience and not a waiting room. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing to make them feel at home and not in an office. While some kids are fortunate enough to leave their homes with a non-abusive family member, others are often alone, heading to a foster family with people they don't know and they are scared. The environment TOMVO provides is one to make everyone feel at ease and that everything will be ok. Before heading off to their destination, everyone is set up with necessities to make this life-change easier. Items received often include mattresses and bedding, coats, clothing, personal care items, and even food. In addition, TOMVO provides programs to help kids build fundamental life skills to help them grow into steady individuals with a good self-esteem. Through their work, TOMVO has helped thousands and thousands of kids from 11 counties in the Capital Region area, providing both emergency services and support programming. No matter who you are or the circumstances you come from, everyone is treated with compassion and respect at Things of My Very Own. For more on the services and programs offered, and how you can help, please visit: thingsofmyveryown.org/

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