Help a Child in Need

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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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.

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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Donation Total: $100 One Time

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We have a new Socktober challenger this year. Meg Trimarchi took a tour of our Crisis Intervention Center a couple of weeks ago and decided that she wanted to help. She started volunteering and signed up to be a Socktober participant. In less than two weeks she had already collected 1257 pairs of socks!

Will she beat our reigning Socktober champion: SI Group? Will another challenger decide that they are going to surpass Meg’s collection?

Stay tuned for more updates on our annual Socktober competition, where businesses and individuals come together to help children in crisis throughout the Capital Region.

If you haven’t signed up yet there is still plenty of time! Grab a box, decorate it, promote your participation and let us know you are ready to impact the lives of others. All donations are tax-deductible.

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UPDATE:

Santa and the team at Nott Street Office are working hard to print out Wish Tags for children in need. We anticipate the arrival of Wish Tags by October 27th and distribution to begin by November 3rd.

The team at Visco's Pizza has been flying to the North Pole EVERY SINGLE Sunday evening, to discuss how to best match those in our community with children in need. This is an AMAZING team that is working VERY hard to prepare for the holiday season ahead. Be patient, they are helping to care for the reindeer as well.

We ask that you not contact Nott Street Office or Visco’s Pizza in advance, so that they can continue to dedicate their time to ensuring that this is a successful program.

To all of the little girls and boys who have contacted us for help, we hear you! Please ask your Mummies, Daddies, foster parents, grandparents, caregivers and the other AMAZING adults that you reside with, to keep an eye on our Facebook page. We promise, you, we will let you know as soon as the Wish Tags arrive, and that you will NOT, be left behind.
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We are excited to announce that our Sponsor-a-Child in Crisis Campaign is about to begin! Our Wish Tags are on order and we are already meeting with different business owners to determine the best fit for Wish Tag Distribution Centers.

We have so many wonderful, deserving children who are anxious to be partnered with outstanding members of our community.

Despite numerous requests, we are not set up to match donors with children that they sponsored last year.

The children are VERY excited! Earlier this week, a little girl who received the pink glitter purse (thank you Kat!) asked if it would be okay to make a craft for whomever she is matched with this year. Another little boy spoke about how he had asked for Doritos for Christmas and that his sponsor went above and beyond, providing him snacks for the entire academic year.

Please stay tuned for details on how to change the life of a child in crisis throughout our community.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed food items for children and families in crisis.

Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to provide every child in crisis with food, during their most desperate need.

Our shelves are stocked but the battle has just begun. In order to continually provide children in crisis with the food they need to survive, we need your help. We need YOU to help us communicate the needs of those we serve to others in the community. We need a steady supply of food coming in on a regular basis.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization is NOT government funded. We rely solely on donations from people like you, to fulfill our mission of showing these children that what they have endured, does not define who they grow up to be.

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