Please Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

During this challenging time you can help children in crisis stay safe and healthy as they work to overcome the abuse they’ve endured.

 

We currently have thousands of children anxiously hoping that their needs, often as basic as a bed, warm blanket and toilet paper, will be met. You can help keep these children safe and healthy by making a donation here.

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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.

Help Us to Reach Our Urgent Fundraising Goal!

Our Fundraising Goal: $20,000 for our Rooftop Heating Unit

18% funded
heating unit destroyed by lightning

Rooftop heating unit hit by lightning. Click to view larger image.

One of the organization’s rooftop heating units is in desperate need of replacement.

Rooftop units typically last 10-15 years, ours is over 25 years old and was recently hit by lightning.

PMA Mechanical generously worked on the unit to keep it running for the next couple of months, but the unit is in desperate need of replacement. The cost of a replacement unit, plus the crane to get it on top of the roof, is estimated to be approximately $20,000.

Please, help us avoid future loss by contributing toward the cost of a new rooftop unit.

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Donation Total: $100 One Time

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We are currently in desperate need of all items listed below:

⚠️ Individually wrapped snacks (For children waiting to be served)-Dangerously low
⚠️Juice boxes (For children waiting to be served)-Dangerously low
⚠️ Baby wipes- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Baby shampoo- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Baby lotion- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Baby wash- Dangerously Low
⚠️ Diapers (5-6)- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Pull-Ups (2T-5T)- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Comforters and sheets (Full-King)- Dangerously Low
⚠️ Shirts (boys and girls sizes 16-20)- 100% Depleted
⚠️ Pants (boys and girls sizes 16-20)- 100% Depleted

We have the ability to purchase many of these items at a fraction of retail prices. For this reason, monetary donations go much further.

If you have items on hand, they may be dropped off or mailed to:

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

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

You can also order many of these items through Amazon and have them shipped directly to us using this link:

www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MZILKZFBBTOK?ref_=wl_share
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2 months ago

Things of My Very Own

For many of us, Valentine's Day produces warm sentiments as we spend time with the ones we love. For children in crisis, it reminds them of the loneliness they feel and the abandonment they endured.

This Valentine's Day, we ask each of you to give a gift of love that really matters. Help us show these children that they ARE loved and that their needs DO matter.

With just $5 we can provide a weeks worth of diapers to a child in crisis.

With only $25 we can provide a warm blanket and pillow to a child in crisis.

Please donate today. Help us teach these children that what they have endured, does not have to define who they grow up to be.

thingsofmyveryown.org/donate-today/
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2 months ago

Things of My Very Own

Urgent Need

We have an urgent case involving a single mother and three children who fled domestic violence. Due to the severity of the situation, the family had been forced to move from shelter to shelter in effort to escape their abuser. The abuser has since been arrested and is currently serving time, allowing this family the freedom of starting over in a new apartment. Unfortunately, their many moves caused them to lose most of their belongings which is why they are asking the public's help. This family has an active child protective services case, making their need extremely urgent. Please donate toward helping to provide this family with the items they need to stay together, and to begin their healing process.

Family, #0292020

5-year-old girl
Shirts: 8
Pants: 8
Undergarments: 8
Shoes: 1y

10-year-old boy
Shirts: 18
Pants: 20
Undergarments: Medium mens
Shoes: 10

12-year-old boy
Shirts: 14
Pants: 14
Undergarments: Small mens
Shoes: 4y

Notes: Mom's five-year-old daughter has developmental disabilities and would benefit greatly from age-appropriate toys for a three-year-old. The family is in need of two twin-size mattress sets, twin-size bedding for all the children, new pillows, towels, food and cleaning products for their new apartment.

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 what they need so that they can stay together.
If you have any of the needed 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 helping these children stay with their non-abusive parent (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, #0292020, on the package**
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2 months ago

Things of My Very Own

Urgent Need

We have an urgent situation involving a single mother who had to flee her residence due to safety concerns. Mom was told by her CPS Caseworker (Child Protective Services) that she must secure basic necessities for her children in order for her case to close. At this time Mom has not been able to obtain any of the items needed for the family. Her CPS Worker is expected to visit the home tomorrow morning to confirm that she has been able to secure these basic requirements.

Family, #0212020

Child 1: (unborn)
Needs: Crib, newborn sized clothing (girl), other baby items, etc.

Child 2: Two-year-old girl
Needs: Twin-sized mattress set, twin-sized bedding, clothing sized 3T/4T

Mom: 22-year-old female
Needs: Queen-sized mattress set, queen-sized bedding, towels and cleaning products.

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 what they need so that they can stay together.

If you have any of the needed 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 helping these children stay with their non-abusive parent (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, #0212020, on the package**
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