I have had several people reaching out about holiday assistance for families impacted by the tornadoes, love your hearts . Here are some opportunities:
? Christmas Trees and Gifts with Basore Grace Brethren Church
Basore Grace Brethren Church
5675 Basore Rd
Dayton, OH 45415
(Trotwood area by old Hara Arena)
Drop off at church:
Thursday, December 5th, 10am-3pm
The primary focus is to bless affected families with Christmas trees! Gift cards, blankets or other small and other small gifts are welcome as well. Families will be invited to come pick these items up at the church on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30am – 2:00pm, and they welcome other volunteers to come help and meet the families!
Or if that time doesn’t work, contact Heather Kirkland at 937-545-5955 and you can drop off at her house in Trotwood. Feel free to contact Heather with any questions! Please do not share her personal cell number on social media, thank you!
? The Gift of Warmth with Crayons to Classrooms
Crayons to classrooms is working to collect 10,000 pairs of hats, kids socks and gloves for students in affected school districts. These can be delivered to their office (1750 Woodman Drive, Dayton) any day Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 5pm until December 31st.
? Gift Cards with Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
Though Catholic Social Services is not doing a giving tree program this year, they are still in contact with families affected by the tornadoes and are running short on gift cards for things like Walmart, Speedway, Kroger or RTA bus passes.
The address where these donations can be made is 922 W. Riverview from 8:30 to 5, Mon.-Friday. Donations should be left at the front desk at the main entrance on the Riverside of the building (not our pantry entrance).
? Shiloh Church continues to work with near 50 families who have been impacted. For sponsoring a family or making a financial donation, please call or text Sarah Moore at 941-586-1702 with questions.
? Harrison Township continues to serve families in the area. For more information on how you can help, contact Cathi Spaugy