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.

 

25 Mar

Items still needed – please consider helping!

We have received hundreds of items over the past month – thank you for your support! I am hoping to be able to sew and fill 100 bags to donate to local  homeless shelters and individuals.

Below is an updated list of the items still needed (and some new ones from the shelter’s wish list!)

  • Small toys or games for kids and teens: These could be stuffed animals, cars, action figures, card games, puzzles, activity books, crayons, etc.
  • Single serve snacks/meals
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Hair brushes: Headbands and hair ties are also welcome
  • Baby supplies: Baby wipes, diapers (especially size 3-5), formula
  • Socks: Men’s, women’s, girl’s and boy’s socks are all needed!

Once again, thank you for all of your support.

21 Feb

Donations are coming in!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help so far!  I still have a long way to go to meet my goal so please consider donating some items to help those in need!  You can email me at buddeebags@gmail.com to arrange delivery/pick up.

I am so thankful for all of my friends who are making bags and for the donations I have received!  I am including some pictures below.

My first donations!

My first donations!

Gloves and ear warmers

Gloves and ear warmers

 

 

 

09 Feb

We’re back!

Hello and Happy Winter! Sorry I have not posted in a while – over the last few months, I moved and also started at a new school!

I have still been very busy with Buddee Bags and thank you for your support.  I have had so many volunteers from the American Sewing Guild help me sew! I am including some pictures from the last few months to let you know what I have been up to.

In November, I donated 25 neck pillows to the patients at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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On January 18, as part of the MLK Day of Service, I went to the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia with my Grandmom and Marlene to drop off items we made.  We donated wheelchair and walker bags, children’s neck pillows and heart-shaped pillows, and pillowcases.

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Be on the lookout for a new service project in the next few days – I’d love your help!