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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The Founder’s Story

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We did it! We served 156 children in crisis in a four-hour period!

A special thanks to all of the AMAZING employees and volunteers that stayed late to make it happen.

Our part-time employees: Faith, Danielle, Amifika and Beth have been volunteering up to 20 hours past their scheduled times, spending every minute possible, working to change the lives of others.

Mike & Meg Trimarchi, Brian, Ret. Lieutenant Kwak and Lieutenant Graniero have each volunteered up to 40 hours per week, DETERMINED to change the lives of the children that we serve. Thanks to each of you, these children are still safe with their non-abusive family members, and have been able to avoid a Child Protective Services intervention.

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Things of My Very Own, Inc.

Two of our guests took the time to write these yesterday.

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We have an AMAZING mother who walked 30 mins to get here this morning, desperate for help. By the time she arrived, she was in tears, explaining that she is a “failure” because she has not been able to afford Christmas or birthday presents for her children for some time. ***holding back tears*** Her Wish Tags will be at Gershon's Deli within the hour.

The family also needs food desperately. If you are able to help, you can feel free to drop off or mail donations to
Things of My Very Own, Inc.
Family 0177
243-249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

You can also make a donation on our website at thingsofmyveryown.org/donate-today/

Be sure to place the Wish Tag number on any donations associated with this family.

We thank you in advance for your support of this family.
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We weren’t expecting to work today but we had a few emergency cases come in.

This child comes from a heartbreaking situation. He is a driven, determined young gentleman who is willing to work hard to provide food for his mother and himself. If you are willing to sponsor this young man, please let us know immediately.
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