Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Toys for the Holidays

Yesterday we started our official toy distribution at http://bro-st.louis.blogspot.com . We anticipate distributing toys to approximately 4000 children.

Yesterday we distributed toys to clients from St.Louis Transistional Hope House, HDC Family Division Support, and Grace Hill. Total of 238 children.

Today we are providing toys for over 400 children served by Children's Division of Family Services, and HDC Northeast.

Keep us in your prayers and we continue to serve families in need this holiday season.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gamma Tau

Thank you to the women of Gamma Tau for your support! We appreciate your donations of toys, books, games and stuffed animals. Thank you, too, for participating in our Toy Distribution Days in 2008 and 2009. We look forward to seeing all of your during our Toy Distribution Week 2010!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our Wish List


 New & gently used toys and games for boys & girls ages newborn -10 years of age.

 New & gently used dolls. African-American dolls are especially appreciated.

 New & gently used books for children newborn - 10 years of age. Board books, Golden Books, chapter books, early readers. Fiction & non-fiction. New books featuring African-American children as the main character are especially appreciated. Your local library, used book table, is a great place to pick up books, as well as school book fairs.

 Stocking stuffers for children ages 4 - 8 years of age. Card games, crayons, activity books, jacks, bubbles, small cars and trucks, small dolls, jump ropes, silly putty, yo-yos, beanie babies, and other small toys that will fit into stockings.

 Items for baby layettes. Sleepers, onezies, bibs, quilts, receiving blankets, sweater sets, jackets, booties, socks, knitted hats. Infant sizes 3 months to 9 months are most appreciated. These items may be purchased as well as hand-made. Disposable diapers (sized 8 - 14 lbs) Also, baby shampoo and baby lotion are needed

 Office & other supplies. Copier/computer paper. Packing tape. All sizes of batteries. Large black trash bags (33 gallon or larger, name brand, our clients need to be able to carry the toys for their families home in these bags without them ripping.)

 Toiletries for Wheelchair bags for seniors, tube socks for men and socks for women. Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, Kleenex, travel sizes welcome.

 Toiletries for girls ages 9 - 10 years. Lip gloss, hair care items, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath gel, brightly colored new wash cloths. Girls’ socks. Travel sizes are welcome.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

BRO Mission Statement

The mission of the BRO shall be to coordinate the work of area churches, synagogues and civic groups in providing toys for children and families in need during the holidays

We recognize that play is the “work of children”, their method of exploring and learning about the world. The gift of new toys provide positive self worth to children and families and supplement the child’s learning, by developing child creativity during hours of imaginative play at home.
We do this work in our community with a spirit of service and cooperation, by providing meaningful opportunities for seniors, retirees and service minded individuals to give back to their community.
In addition we provide gifts of hope to new mothers, throughout the year, and gifts to senior citizens, during the holidays, served by area social service agencies. We do all of this without regard to race, sex, handicapping condition, age, sexual orientation, national heritage, ancestry or religion.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cardinals Care Grant $2,500

We're pleased to report that the BRO has been awarded a grant for $2,500 from St. Louis Cardinals Care. We'll be receiving this award on Wednesday April 28 at a ceremony  at Busch Stadium. Thanks to all in the Cardinals organization and to those who support the Cardinals Care program.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gateway -Wheeler School

Today in the mail we received this colorful "thank you" from the students at the Gateway-Hubert Wheeler State School for the Severly Disabled in St.Louis, MO.

Gateway is one of the agencies we serve during the Christmas Holidays. The past two years we have filled the wish list for approximatey 75 children ages 10 - 21. The children have serious physical and cognitive limitations, and we have enjoyed providing gifts for their special needs.

Last years we provided trophies and stuffed animals for their Earth Day Event. This year we provided a variety of small toys and stuffed animals for their school wide Bingo Day.

It is an honor to assist the dedicated teachers and staff at the Gateway School.
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