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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

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 SITUATION

It was reported to us that the judge stated this is the worst case of neglect he has ever seen. Parental rights have been terminated. The children are now safe and in the care of relatives who have three children of their own, who are also in need of services. The three children who transitioned are extremely fragile, and have special needs. The sizes and items needed below are accurate.

Family # 1992021

10-month-old girl
Shirts: 6-9 months
Pants: 6-9 months
Pajamas: 6-9 months
Diapers: Size 5
Sneakers: 6-9 months or 1c
Bedding: Crib-size

Six-year-old boy
Shirts: 6/7 boys
Pants: 6/7 boys
Pajamas: 6/7 boys
Coat: 8 boys
Pull-Ups: 4T/5T
Sneakers: 11c
Bedding: Twin-size

Seven-year-old girl
Shirts: 4T/5T
Pants: 5T
Pajamas: 5T
Coat: 5T
Pull-Ups: 4T/5T
Sneakers: 11c
Bedding: Twin-size

Seven-year-old boy
Shirts: 16/18 boys
Pants: 18 or men's 32x28
Pajamas: 18 boys
Coat: 18/20 boys
Undergarments: Men's small boxer briefs
Sneakers: 4y
Bedding: Twin-size

Eight-year-old boy
Shirts: 8/10 boys
Pants: 8/10 boys
Pajamas: 8/10 boys
Coat: 10 boys
Undergarments: boys size 8 boxer briefs
Sneakers: 1.5y
Bedding: Twin-size

Nine-year-old girl
Shirts:16/18 girls or Small women's
Pants: 14 girls leggings only "the stretchier the material the better it will be for her"
Pajamas: Small women's
Coat: Not needed
Undergarments: 16 girls and 34A bra
Sneakers: 5y
Bedding: Twin-size

Notes: No other case details will be shared due to the severity of the case.

All of the children are in need of clothing, coats, sneakers, socks, undergarments, bedding and pillows. Towels, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, pull-ups and feminine hygiene products (pads and panty liners) and personal hygiene products are also needed. The six and the seven-year-old are only able to drink out of straw sippy cups (new only). The family is in great need of a double stroller, a new child safety leash and new toys. It is imperative that these children have everything listed as soon as possible. Please keep in mind when commenting that these are real people who both need and deserve, support and encouragement from others in the community.

Please make a donation to help these children start over in their place of safety. Help provide them with everything they need to start over again. Things of My Very Own has the ability to get items to the family at an extremely discounted rate, on an immediate need basis. For this reason, monetary donations go further.

If you have any of the items on-hand**, donations may be brought or mailed to the following address:
Things of My Very Own; Family # 1992021
249 Green Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Donation drop-off hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon. We thank each of you for helping this family in this time of need.

* 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 # 1992021”, on the package.
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Heartbreaking. Monetary donation just made.

I have a used double stroller that I would be happy to bring by the center tomorrow morning. It is in excellent condition. Is this still needed?

donation sent. thank you for helping and all that you do for these families

Thank you for helping these children. Just donated.

I just donated but will also see what I have around!

I have a couple of things that would probably work for the girls. It looks like you've gotten plenty of financial support for this family. What about toys or coloring books and crayons and stuff like that for these kids?

This is devastating, donation made. I wish them all love.

Silly question about sizing... if the clothes say 6 months will they fit? Or does it need to say 6-9 months or 9 months? I should know because I have kids, but I can’t remember now.

I can donate crib sheets, still in package

Donated and sharing! Thank you for all you do!❤

My husband is on his way over with clothes and other supplies for the family

So terribly sad - just donated.

I have diapers and crib sized bedding I can drop off tomorrow. Do we need to call first or can we just show up between 9-12?

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Donation made, sending prayers of strength and healing 🙏🏻💕

Donated and shared, thank goodness our community has you all as a resource

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Donated! Thank you for all that you do for children and families in need. We miss all of you and can't wait to be back volunteering.💙

I have some kids' fleece throws. They'd be too small for the older ones according to the clothing sizes needed, but I also have queen sized comforters. Do they have to be twin size?

Donated and shared! 💜

I will drop off sheets for all tomorrow.

Donated directly on your website. Hope it helps.

This is so heartbreaking. Thank you for all you do to help these families. I will be by this morning to drop of some boys 6/7 and girls 4t/5t clothing. Sending prayers to these babies ❤️

Maybe expand your donation hours bc we literally had 7 bags of clothes barely used in these very sizes that we needed up dropping in a big blue metal donation bin.

Donation made. Thank you for helping families in need

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Here's an update on the past few weeks.

The loss of two key team members within a four-week period was a hard hit, but our team is strong and resilient. We continue to push forward when faced with adversity and most important: we continue to stand by the families who need us most.

Remember the family of nine that lost everything in the fire? Our friends at Old Brick Furniture decided to jump onboard to help make sure this family has everything they need to start over again. Old Brick donated seven brand-new mattress sets, frames and sheet sets. Thanks to your generosity, we're taking care of the rest. The family has already picked up a few truckloads of aid, including another one today. There is still more to go. As they get settled, more aid will be available to them thanks to your support.

We have two new interns from Hudson Valley Community College and they are wonderful! The pair spent their first couple of weeks sorting clothing and getting familiar with non-profit operations. Now that they have that down, they can often be seen racing from car-to-car, working directly with families in crisis situations.

Parking was a bit of challenge at the crisis intervention center last week. That’s because 251 individuals were served in a four-day period. While we still have plenty of some things, we are dangerously low on others. Here's a list of our most urgent needs.

👕 Toilet Paper

👚 Paper Towels

👕 Bath Towels

👚 Hair Brushes

👕 Diapers (sizes 4-6)

👚 Pull-Ups (sizes 2T-5T)

👕 Children's Clothing (Sizes 12-20)

👚 Children's Pajamas (Sizes 12-20)

Things of My Very Own has the ability to purchase many items at a rate far below retail costs. For example: we are able to purchase food and many household cleaners for $0.12- $0.26 per pound! For this reason, the most cost effective way to help is to make a monetary donation. If you prefer to shop yourself, our donation drop-off hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

We thank you in advance for your support of children-in-crisis.
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Heres an update on the past few weeks.

The loss of two key team members within a four-week period was a hard hit, but our team is strong and resilient. We continue to push forward when faced with adversity and most important: we continue to stand by the families who need us most.

Remember the family of nine that lost everything in the fire? Our friends at Old Brick Furniture decided to jump onboard to help make sure this family has everything they need to start over again. Old Brick donated seven brand-new mattress sets, frames and sheet sets. Thanks to your generosity, were taking care of the rest. The family has already picked up a few truckloads of aid, including another one today. There is still more to go. As they get settled, more aid will be available to them thanks to your support.

We have two new interns from Hudson Valley Community College and they are wonderful! The pair spent their first couple of weeks sorting clothing and getting familiar with non-profit operations. Now that they have that down, they can often be seen racing from car-to-car, working directly with families in crisis situations. 

Parking was a bit of challenge at the crisis intervention center last week. That’s because 251 individuals were served in a four-day period. While we still have plenty of some things, we are dangerously low on others. Heres a list of our most urgent needs.

👕 Toilet Paper

👚 Paper Towels

👕 Bath Towels

👚 Hair Brushes

👕 Diapers (sizes 4-6)

👚 Pull-Ups (sizes 2T-5T)

👕 Childrens Clothing (Sizes 12-20)

👚 Childrens Pajamas (Sizes 12-20)

Things of My Very Own has the ability to purchase many items at a rate far below retail costs. For example: we are able to purchase food and many household cleaners for $0.12- $0.26 per pound! For this reason, the most cost effective way to help is to make a monetary donation. If you prefer to shop yourself, our donation drop-off hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

We thank you in advance for your support of children-in-crisis.

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Do you accept stuffed animals ? Baby bottles? Gently used toys?

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