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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.

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UPDATE

Children’s clothing in sizes 12-20 has flown off the shelves yet again, and seems impossible to keep stocked. Team members are scouring local department store shelves, hoping to be able to get even more children back to school by morning.

Meka, our youngest key team member, is currently searching for clothing for two young boys who have to been unable to attend school. At 16-years-old, Meka is very dedicated to the organization and is taking this task seriously. He is determined to get the boys the items they need by morning.

We desperately need to place another order of clothing in children’s sizes 12-20. We need your help to do it. Please click the donate button and give what you can.

Every dollar counts.

If you have clothing on hand in children’s sizes 12-20, please, bring them to the crisis intervention center as soon as possible. Please label bags containing these sizes, so they can immediately be identified and distributed to children in crisis. Our drop-off hours are 9am-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We are out in the community working directly with children in crisis at other times.

We thank you in advance for your support.
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UPDATE

Children’s clothing in sizes 12-20 has flown off the shelves yet again, and seems impossible to keep stocked. Team members are scouring local department store shelves, hoping to be able to get even more children back to school by morning.

Meka, our youngest key team member, is currently searching for clothing for two young boys who have to been unable to attend school. At 16-years-old, Meka is very dedicated to the organization and is taking this task seriously. He is determined to get the boys the items they need by morning.

We desperately need to place another order of clothing in children’s sizes 12-20. We need your help to do it. Please click the donate button and give what you can.

Every dollar counts.

If you have clothing on hand in children’s sizes 12-20, please, bring them to the crisis intervention center as soon as possible. Please label bags containing these sizes, so they can immediately be identified and distributed to children in crisis. Our drop-off hours are 9am-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We are out in the community working directly with children in crisis at other times.

We thank you in advance for your support.

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Donated $ my daughter collected in lieu of bday gifts

I can look at Target, Marshall's in the mohawk commons.

Are any of those sizes (12-20 children) equivalent to adult sizes?

Sent a few pairs of jeans from Amazon .

I will share this!

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Yesterday was an amazing day at the crisis intervention center. The teams at Mohawk Honda, Mohawk Chevrolet, Mohawk Collision Center, Yesterda and Yesterday News came together to deliver school supplies that they and the members of our community contributed over the past four-weeks.

Distribution began immediately after the teams left while Channel 6 News was still on-site. Thanks to everyones support, many children in crisis situations already have the tools they need to succeed in school.

Thank you!
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Yesterday was an amazing day at the crisis intervention center. The teams at Mohawk Honda, Mohawk Chevrolet, Mohawk Collision Center, Nyscopba and WRGB CBS 6 News came together to deliver school supplies that they and the members of our community contributed over the past four-weeks.

Distribution began immediately after the teams left while Channel 6 News was still on-site. Thanks to everyones support, many children in crisis situations already have the tools they need to succeed in school.

Thank you!

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That's wonderful! So great to see the community support for what you are doing! And the media coverage! Will help you to help even more children in crisis to not only survive, but to thrive! Thanks for all you do!

NON-EMERGENCY CASE

This morning we received a referral for a lovely woman who took permanent custody of her grandchildren. It was noted when grandma answered the phone, that she was having trouble breathing. We asked if she would like to speak with us at a later time, she replied "no, I need help", and began to cry. After taking custody of the children grandma learned that she has cancer. She is currently undergoing cancer treatment and is unable to work due to her treatment schedule. The grandchildren need help and right now, we do not have the items they need in stock.

FAMILY # 04372021

10-year-old girl
Shirts: Women's medium
Pants: Women's size 1 or 2
Undergarments: Women's 5
Shoes and Winter Boots: 8.5

13-year-old boy
Shirts: 14 boys
Pants: 14 boys
Undergarments: 14 boys boxer briefs
Shoes and Winter Boots: 4y

14-year-old-girl
Shirts: Women's small
Pants: Women's size 1 or 2
Undergarments: Women's size 5
Shoes and Winter Boots: Women's size 6

Notes: The children are in need of winter clothing, coats, pajamas, four new twin-sized mattresses, bedding sets and two bunkbed sets (must be new). Right now their sleeping situation is not adequate. Due to personal circumstances, it is imperative that they have the mattresses and bunkbed sets by Monday September 20th. The family would also benefit from food, as grandma is having difficulty getting in and out of the house when she is unwell.

Things of My Very Own has the ability 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 support these children and their loving grandmother so that she can focus on her treatment.

If you have items on-hand, they may be dropped off at the crisis intervention center located at 249 Green Street; Schenectady, NY 12305. Our donation drop-off hours are Mondays, Wednesday's, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon. We are out in the community working with families in crisis at other times. Please be sure to print "FAMILY # 04372021" on all bags donated to this family.

We thank you in advance for your support of this family.
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Brave grandmother. How fortunate and blessed the children are to have her. Let's pray for her. The children And yes the Parents who most certainly need Gods help

I'm happy to make a financial donation but I want to be sure it's used to help this family. Is there a way to direct the donation making it online?

Will you still be taking donations for this family on Wednesday the 22nd? I cannot get there until then but would like to bring some food & clothing over.

I have some clothes for teens and also coats, can I bring them down?

Thank you for all the good things your organization does!

Donated

Mattress firm gives free mattresses to foster families, it would be worth asking if they would donate!

Please list a phone number. I am going to ask Rick at Rubi and.Wuari to assist.

Donated

Donated and shared. God bless them all.

Donated and shared!!

Hopefully will have a clothing donation for the girls at least on Friday

Sleep in Heavenly Peace - NY, Mechanicville may help with beds

Shared in Chicago and donated

What kinds of foods do they need? Are there any allergies?

Donated and shared

There is an awesome bunked at the rehome store in Albany right now that is a twin on top and full on bottom, relatively inexpensive if anyone can get it !

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