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COMMUNITY CONNECTION - Dec 2021, Vol 2, Week 4

Updated: Jan 23

COMMUNITY CONNECTION SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED

DEC 2021 | Vol.2 | Week 4

 

As 2021 comes to a close, and I'm crunching numbers this afternoon, I'm so excited to share some wonderful highlights with you, our supporters, and friends. Bambinos have been absolutely overwhelmed with the generosity of our community in t


hese tough times. Businesses and individuals have shown up in a really big way. Our 2021 Banquet and Auction raised about $22,000.00 for us to run operations next year. This is roughly 75% of our annual need. That's HUGE!! In November & December alone, we received about $5000.00 worth in cash and in-kind donations!! Because of this generosity (much of it completely anonymous), we were able to do something we have never done before -- Baby Shower Gift packs for ALL babies born in November and December whose mamas were registered with us. We were even able to help a few others that needed extra care this Christmas season.

Finally, as of the writing of this newsletter on 12/30/21, we have given out...

  • 559 packs of diapers

  • 500 packs of wipes

  • 153 cans of formula

  • 118 other baby food items

  • 79 blankets

  • 266 pieces of (gently used and thoroughly cleaned) baby equipment

  • 5 brand new car seats

  • 22 other safety items

  • 22 other toiletries/misc. items

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for backing us as we endeavor to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Polk County. It has been our goal to never turn someone away asking for help and we haven't had to even once. Praying that 2022 will be just as bright and hope-filled as 2021 has been! Happy New Year! Glenda J. Dunaway Executive Director



AMAZON SHOPPING? Also, a friendly reminder with Christmas shopping upon us...there’s another easy way for you to help! Simply access your Amazon account by shopping through Smile.Amazon.com when doing your normal purchasing. All your account information will stay the same, but Amazon agrees to put 0.5% of your purchase amount towards the charity of your choice. Just select Bambinos Or in the upper left hand corner to make us the charity of choice. It's that easy.

Another great way to help us while shopping on Amazon is to just add a pack of diapers and/or wipes to any order and have it shipped to us! We appreciate any way that help is given.

When we as the Bambinos board lists the people and things we're most thankful for this Thanksgiving season, you're on our list!  


HELP SUPPORT BAMBINOS We are always in need of people who can pledge to send us a monthly gift that we can put toward our expenses. We call these wonderful people "Bambinos Builders." A pledge as little as $5 per month can still make a big difference.

Support Bambinos!

For more information regarding our services and available community resources, visit us at www.bambinosoregon.org


OUR MISSION Bambinos, Oregon is a non-profit ministry that aims to reduce stress in the homes of Polk County, Oregon families by providing essential supplies, extra-curricular scholarships, and emotional support. As we demonstrate the love of Christ our hope is to impact families in such a way that their lives are transformed, contributing to a healthier community.

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