14 Nov

Successful Diaper Delivery!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in my fall service project!

Yesterday, I met with Pat from The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank and delivered over 1875 diapers and too many wipes to count!  They will all be going to local families in need.

Also, I donated over 100 handmade bibs and burp cloths thanks to my friends in the American Sewing Guild and their support at my community sewing day a few weeks ago.  These items will all be delivered to families through a great organization called  Lily’s Hope Foundation.  Lily’s Hope supports premature babies and their families and I am so happy to be able to help!

Thank you again for all of your support! I can’t do it without you!  Be on the lookout for my next project… coming soon!

 

22 Oct

Make a Difference Day is coming – there’s still time to help!

First, I want to thank everyone who has helped with my Fall service project, collecting diapers and wipes for the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank.  If you wanted to help but haven’t had a chance – there’s still time!

Make a Difference Day is on October 28, 2017 and my project has been approved as a project.  That means I will be extending the collection until the end of October!

Please consider donating diapers of any size (even adult diapers!) and wipes to this worthy organization.  If you don’t have time to shop, you can always donate through PayPal and I will pick them up!

I already have over 100 handmade bibs and burp cloths to donate plus nearly 1,000 diapers.  Can you help me reach my goal of 1,500 diapers?  I know we can do it!

24 Sep

A Little Help From My Friends!!!

Thanks to all of my friends in the American Sewing Guild!  With their very generous support on Saturday,  we were able to sew more than 120 burp cloths and bibs to donate to the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank!    I posted some photos below.

That’s great news!  But, I still need your help!

I asking that each one of my followers donate one package of diapers (any size, any brand, baby, toddler, or adult) and one package of baby wipes (any size, any brand) to our current fall service project!

Imagine how many diapers and wipes we can collect to help our neighbors!

I’ll be collecting diapers and wipes through October 15th.  

Contact me and we can coordinate a pick up.  My email is buddeebags@gmail.com

You can also give them to my parents or grandparents!

Of course, you can also donate through my PayPal page and I can use the money to buy the diapers!

Thanks for your support!

10 Sep

Fall 2017 Service Project Announcement! We need your help!

This month, my brother and I will collect diapers and wipes for the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank!  I will also donate handmade burp cloths and bibs!

Please consider donating diapers, wipes, or funds to help me with this worthwhile cause!

You can also make a secure donation via PayPal by clicking here.

Every baby deserves to be clean and dry!  Also, adult diapers and related products are also welcome!

From the GPDB website:

The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with other nonprofits and agencies who work with families and individuals in need.
Through community diaper drives and donations, we collect diapers and distribute them to homeless shelters, food pantries, family service agencies and faith based organizations. The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank believes all of us: babies, children and adults deserve to be clean and dry.
2,040,000 diapers distributed since our first distribution in March 2011!

If you are making a donation and would tax paperwork from GPDB, click here for a link to their form.

Me and my brother with the first set of diaper donations!

26 Aug

Shriners Hospital Donations are dropped off!

I am so excited to report that all of the items made and collected as a part of my Summer of Service project for Shriners Hospital were dropped off yesterday!

Thanks to some help from my American Sewing Guild friends, I met my goal and delivered 100 handmade drawstring bags!

Also, thanks to the incredibly generous donations of so many of you, I was able to donate over 200 other toys,  games, books, electronics, gift cards, etc. to the children at this amazing hospital.

Check out the photos in the gallery below!

While I was there, I met Joy, a woman who works for the hospital.  Joy took my mom, my grandma, my grandpa, and me on a behind the scenes tour that was amazing! I saw many of the ways they help kids at Shriners, all without cost to the patients.  I am just so happy that all of these items will be given to these wonderful kids.

Thank you all for your support of Buddee Bags, keep an eye out for my next project coming this fall!

02 Aug

Project Update – Help still needed!

Happy August!

My project for Shriners Hospital is still going strong. As I said before, it is my goal to make 100 drawstring bags for the children there and to fill them with the most requested items from the hospital wishlist.

Thanks to some amazing support from my grandmom and my friends in the American Sewing Guild, I now have 80 bags! You can see some of them in the pictures below.

Also, thanks to the generous donations I have received so far, we have many items from the wishlist including some new board games, Phillies/Eagles clothing, earbuds, DVDs and arts and crafts projects.

There is still time to help! I will be making the delivery on August 25. I could still use the following items, or monetary donations which will allow me to purchase the items:

Batteries (AAA, C and D)
Itunes gift cards ($15 or less)
Walmart/Target gift cards ($15 or less)
MDonald’s gift cards ($15 or less)
Card games
Baseball caps and T-shirts with professional/college logos (Adult L, XL, XXL)

Thank you for your continued support!

Some of the drawstring bags for Shriners

More awesome bags!

Just a few of the donations received so far!

19 Jun

Announcing our 2017 Summer Service Project — I need your help!

Dear Buddee Bags Supporters,

I am so excited to announce the 2017 Summer Service Project!  My American Sewing Guild friends and I are going to be sewing 100 drawstring Buddee Bags for children and teens at Shriners Hospitals.  My goal is to fill each bag with their most requested items!  I hope this project brightens the day for those in extended hospital stays.  I appreciate your help!

Here’s a flyer that lists all the ways you can help:

2017 summer service project

19 Apr

A Successful Food Packaging Event!

Hi, everyone!

I recently coordinated a food packaging event at my school for the disadvantaged.  To cover the costs ($3,000), I applied for and received grants from Disney and Sodexo.  With the help of my principal, we also ran a fundraiser at school to make up the rest!

The event was yesterday afternoon — it was a HUGE success!   Our team of volunteers packaged nearly 10,000 meals! 

Channel 6, Channel 10, and WFMZ69 were all there with news cameras!  I was also interviewed!

Here’s the link to the story by WFMZ69:
8th grader organizes event to feed 10 thousand people

Here’s the link for Action News:

My school district honored me for the food packaging event.  Click here to read about that.  Below is a picture of me and my family with my principal and superintendent at the Board Meeting where I was recognized!  Thank you, Pennridge!

Thank you to the Bucks County Herald, the Upper Bucks Free Press, The News-Herald, and The Reporter for also covering the food packaging event.  Each newspaper has a terrific story about the event online.  The links are below!

A very BIG thank you to my principal, my teachers, and to all the students at my school for helping make this happen!

21 Jan

Aid For Friends

Hello everyone! Happy 2017!  I hope you are all having a wonderful year so far.

I wanted to share that today my brother Sam and I had an opportunity to help out the amazing charity Aid For Friends.  The mission of Aid for Friends is to alleviate the hunger and loneliness of isolated homebound individuals.  Tonight we helped by preparing 12 meals with pasta, meatballs, and green beans.

If you are interested in helping out, visit aidforfriends.org

07 Aug

All donations delivered!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  The last of the donations for my Bat Mitzvah project have been delivered! I wanted to give you all an update.

DoyleDoylestown donationsstown Hospital received the drawstring bags and several boxes of individual toiletries, deodorant, hats and gloves, and sanitizers to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pennridge FISH received 90 pounds of food, toiletries, over 300 diapers, wipes, and boxes of school supplies, activity books, games, and stuffed animals!

 

 

 

I also donated $300 from my Bat Mitzvah to a wonderful organization, Mayan Families.  The money will be used to buy sewing machines to teach young women how to sew and also to support children who need new walkers and wheelchairs.