COMMUNITY CONNECTION - Oct 2021, Vol 2, Week 4
COMMUNITY CONNECTION SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED
Oct 2021 | Vol.2 | Week 4
What has Bambinos done in the past year? In the past calendar year, we have served 163 children. Of those 163 children’s families, 110 of them were new registrants between September 2020 and September 2021.
Since January 2021, we have provided:
257 packs of diapers (approximately 30-35 diapers per pack)
212 packs of diaper wipes
70 cans of infant formula
29 car seats
20 additional safety items
118 pieces of baby equipment
44 linen/bedding items
One community baby shower
Over 600 hours of volunteer service
Since our inception in 2008, Bambinos has been able to bless local families by providing 3,195 different services.
How is Bambinos funded? Bambinos is staffed entirely with volunteers. However, even without paying any salaries, our 2021 operations cost was roughly $33,000.00. It’s pretty amazing when you consider how many families we reach. We depend entirely on private donations!
Our funds come in several ways. During the past year, here is where our funding has come from:
Annual Auction Fundraiser, supported by area businesses, churches, and residents (YOU!)
“Bambinos Builders” (donors committed to a once per month donation of any amount)
Dallas Community Foundation Grant
Catron Street Fellowship
Dallas Foursquare Church
Ongoing diaper and monetary donations from local community members
How would you like to be involved this year? Call Glenda Dunaway at 503-999-6679 and discuss the possibilities! We’re always looking for individuals with skills and interests that serve our mission.
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.
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.