Fear. Distress. These are things an
abusive home creates.
Sadness.
Our mission is to give children
the things they need to heal
Girl mom confidence
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Helping Children Heal

When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Helping Children Heal

When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

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.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

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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Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides crisis intervention services and programs to children in emergency situations, specifically, those who have experienced extensive abuse or neglect.

URGENT CASE

We have a beautiful baby girl whose Daddy sadly passed away right before she was born.
She will never be able to meet the man that helped create her, and her mom is now having to learn how to raise her sweet baby girl independently, now that she is a single parent. As the family mourns the loss of the man that they love, they now also struggle with the sudden loss of Dad’s income, their primary source of support. This little girl and her mom are in need of immediate support so that they can get on their feet and begin to move forward.

Family #4992020
Two-month-old girl
Shirts: 6-9 months
Pants: 6-9 months
Diapers size: 2

Notes:
When the father of this little girl passed away the family lost a large portion of their income making it very difficult for Mom to obtain what she needs for the baby.

This little girl is in need of clothing, baby blankets, baby bottles and personal hygiene supplies (diapers size 2, baby wash, baby lotion, etc.) She would also greatly benefit from age appropriate toys/activities (must be new). Please donate to help this Mom and her daughter begin their healing process.

Things of My Very Own has negotiated with companies and is able to purchase many of these needed items at a fraction of retail prices. For this reason, monetary donations go MUCH further. Please make a monetary donation today to help provide this family with the items they need to stay together.

You can donate through Facebook or through Paypal with the link below:
thingsofmyveryown.org/donate/

If you have any of the items on-hand, donations may be brought or mailed to the following address:

Things of My Very Own, Inc.
249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Donation drop-off hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

We thank each of you in helping this family in their grieving process as they struggle to work through their time of loss.

(Case details are being shared with permission from the client).

** If you are dropping off or mailing donations to this specific family, please be sure to include the “family #4992020”, on the package**
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URGENT CASE
 
We have a beautiful baby girl whose Daddy sadly passed away right before she was born.
She will never be able to meet the man that helped create her, and her mom is now having to learn how to raise her sweet baby girl independently, now that she is a single parent. As the family mourns the loss of the man that they love, they now also struggle with the sudden loss of Dad’s income, their primary source of support. This little girl and her mom are in need of immediate support so that they can get on their feet and begin to move forward.
 
Family #4992020
Two-month-old girl
Shirts: 6-9 months
Pants: 6-9 months
Diapers size: 2
 
Notes:
When the father of this little girl passed away the family lost a large portion of their income making it very difficult for Mom to obtain what she needs for the baby. 

This little girl is in need of clothing, baby blankets, baby bottles and personal hygiene supplies (diapers size 2, baby wash, baby lotion, etc.) She would also greatly benefit from age appropriate toys/activities (must be new). Please donate to help this Mom and her daughter begin their healing process. 

Things of My Very Own has negotiated with companies and is able to purchase many of these needed items at a fraction of retail prices. For this reason, monetary donations go MUCH further. Please make a monetary donation today to help provide this family with the items they need to stay together.

You can donate through Facebook or through Paypal with the link below:
https://thingsofmyveryown.org/donate/

If you have any of the items on-hand, donations may be brought or mailed to the following address:

Things of My Very Own, Inc.
249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Donation drop-off hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

We thank each of you in helping this family in their grieving process as they struggle to work through their time of loss. 

(Case details are being shared with permission from the client).

** If you are dropping off or mailing donations to this specific family, please be sure to include the “family #4992020”, on the package**

Comment on Facebook

Please someone come get it. I have clothes, stroller and highchair. Also some toys

I will ask 💗

Is it ok for me to share this to my page in hopes of either monetary donations or item donations?

I will be bringing in things next month God bless

I can bring some stuff down definitely with in the week

So is a lot of parents

So sorry for their loss

Anyone going to be headed that way. I have items she needs.

Does clothing have to be new?

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URGENT CASE

We have a little boy we are working with who is coming out of a crisis situation. The little boy's mother has been struggling with a drug addiction and homelessness for the past year. A former neighbor has stepped up to take custody of him.

Family # 4952020
One-year-old boy
Shirts: 24-months
Pants: 24-months
Pull-ups: 2T
Shoes: 8c

Notes:
The child’s new guardian has significant medical concerns. She also shared with us she lost her husband and daughter within a six-week period, prior to taking the little boy into her home. She remains strong stating: “I’m in a good place with it. I know they are with me. That keeps me going.” Taking this baby boy in her care has given her a fresh start and a new hope. She wants the world for him and is dedicated to meeting his needs, as she also navigates starting over.

The little boy is in need of twin-size comforters and sheets, clothing, socks, sneakers, and personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, tooth brushes, pull-ups size 2T, etc.) He would also greatly benefit from age appropriate toys/activities (must be new).

Things of My Very Own has negotiated with companies and is able to purchase many of these needed items at a fraction of retail prices. For this reason, monetary donations go MUCH further. Please make a monetary donation today to help provide this family with the items they need to start over.

thingsofmyveryown.org/donate/

If you have any of the items on-hand, donations may be brought or mailed to the following address:

Things of My Very Own, Inc.
249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Donation drop-off hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

We thank you in advance for your help keeping this family together.

(Case details are being shared with permission from the client).
** If you are dropping off or mailing donations to this specific family, please be sure to include the “family #4952020”, on the package**
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Comment on Facebook

So kind of the woman for stepping up. Prayers for them both! Sending donations!

I keep my prayers with this woman but how does a neighbor just take a child in? DCFS isn't involved? More info needed please.

What an amazing woman!

Just donated for Family # 4952020

I hope mom is getting help There is a fantastic program locally called Teen Challenge (for adults)

Just donated. I wish there was a way to designate who the donation is for. God bless you and this fine person. 🙏🏻

I have a gently used star wars set of bedding. Can we drop it off? Kids grew out of it.

I feel they r Together for a reason !!! They Need each other ! God is Good !!! Prayers for both and Know they Will receive what they Need !

God bless this woman and all of you.

I have a BUNCH that my son is growing out of

I have clothes I can drop off monday

God Bless this beautiful lady and precious little boy.

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I will be sending a box for this little one. May him and his caretaker be blessed. ❤️

God bless you

How strict on the "must be new" toys? We have plenty my son barely used that we would love to give to someone who would use them!

Donated🙏🏻

I have some 24 month boys clothing- happy to drop off

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To all of the children who started school today and their adults,

You did it! You didn’t know how you would make it through the first day but here you are. Look at you still standing upright. Nothing can keep you down. Even if you’re lying on your bed in a complete state of exhaustion, you did it. You are a survivor! Tomorrow you’re going to tackle the day like you’ve never tackled a Tuesday before.

We’re cheering you on.
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Comment on Facebook

Such a crazy school year but we did it and will keep doing it!!!

So many people are cheering for the students, teachers, and support staff... And especially retired teachers like me. 🎉

Amen! You’re all hero’s to yourselves, first. Stay healthy!

Cynthia - I saw this and thought of your post today. <3

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