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.