Do you remember how this time of year made you feel as a child? For many of us, our memories are filled with the excitement of ripping open a mountain of presents beneath a sparkly tree. Still dressed in warm PJ’s, we beamed from ear-to-ear while enjoying our new toys or clothes. This time of year is truly magical, especially for the little ones.
Unfortunately, too many children struggle with homelessness and Christmas is just another seemingly empty day. Finding a decent meal to fill their hungry stomachs and dry shelter from the freezing cold is their reality.
Please join Heat Shabu Baru in creating special memories and experiences for homeless children by participating in our Third Annual Holiday for the Mustard Seed School. This private school for homeless children ages 3-15 years old provides important survival tools like education, food, clothing, immunizations, and counseling for the children and their parents.
LET’S DO THIS!:
• Bring in NEW & UNWRAPPED items (see lists below) for Mustard Seed the next time you visit Heat Shabu Baru now through 12/21/14.
• We will give YOU 10% off your bill as a thank you for your generous donation.
• Don’t have time to purchase items? No worries! When you warm your tummy at Heat Shabu Baru, know that your meal purchase is going toward warming the hearts of homeless children and their families. Heat Shabu Baru will donate 50% of our December earnings to Mustard Seed.
Remember, although these children are homeless, they are not hopeless. Let’s help pave their path to a better tomorrow by taking action today. We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!
– HEAT SHABU BARU
***CHRISTMAS WISH LIST***
Please note, these are recommended ideas/items. You may choose to donate other appropriate gifts! We were told they are usually short on gifts for 0-2mos and 12-15yrs.
* 0-2mos old
Touch & feel building blocks / Soft blocks & balls / Play-doh activity sets / Multi-action toys w/knobs, buttons, etc. / Puzzles with less than 10 pieces & easy to grasp / Shape sorters / Sand toys / Toy Telephones / Stuffed Animals for babies (no button eyes) / Little Tykes toys / Brightly colored toys / Baby Gym floor activity mats / Activity tables (music, building, play pretend) / Ride-on trucks / Baby items (pacifiers, bottles, bibs, etc.)
*3 – 5 years old:
Dora / Spiderman / Disney Princesses / Pixar’s Cars the Movie / Care Bears / Large Lego Building blocks / Disney toys (Frozen) / Doc McStuffins / Large plastic trucks, buses & cars / Farm animal figures & dinosaurs / Toy instruments / Balls / Baby dolls with bottles / Leapfrog Leapster
*6 – 8 years old:
Ninja Turtles / Transformers / Guardians of the Galaxy / Star Wars / Trivia & memory games / Etch-a-sketch / Sponge Bob / Connect Four / Lite Brites / Action Figures / Tea sets / Dress up clothes and costumes / Girls purses / Ethnic dolls & clothing
*9 –11 years old:
Cranium or Pictionary Jr /Kendama / Monster High Dolls / Lego Sets / V-Tech and Tech Decks / Cra-z-loom bracelet maker sets
MP-3 players / Musical Instruments / Teen cosmetics & perfume / Teen jewelry / Watches / Diaries & journals / Ultra stomp rocket / Backpack purses / Key chain kits / Nail polish kit
PS3 and games (hand-held video games) / Hand held electronic games / Remote control toys (jets, cars, trucks, etc) / Board & Card Games / Batteries AAA, AA, C, D, 9 Volt / Despicable Me 1 and 2 / Art & craft sets / Science & magic kits / Jewelry making kits / Puzzles / Activity & puzzle books / Coloring books & crayons / In-line skates & safety gear / Razor Scooters and helmets / Footballs, Basketballs, Soccer balls
-Baseballs, bats & mitts / Skateboards and helmets / Sport bags / Nerf balls / Jump ropes / Stuffed animals / Bath & body gifts sets / Toiletry sets / Hats, gloves and scarves / Stocking Stuffers / SWEATSUITS* (all sizes infant -adult)
***ON-GOING NEEDS LIST***
– ALL DAY bus passes (adult and student)
– Bottled water
– Clorox disinfectant wipes
– Brita filters
– Children’s socks (all sizes)
– Children’s underwear (All sizes from 2t up to adult Medium)
– Hair accessories
– Paper towels
– Toilet paper
– Belts (small child)
– Dry Erase markers and erasers
– Toothbrush covers
– Dish washing soap
– New/Unused workbooks for students (pre K – 8th)
– Health snack foods: low salt, low sugar
-Gift certificates are also appreciated to address immediate needs of families and the classrooms on an emergency basis: SAFEWAY / TRADER JOE’S / COSTCO / TARGET / HOME/OFFICE DEPOT / STAPLES / PETSMART / MICHAEL’S / DOLLAR STORES / WALMART / IKEA
-Small plastic tarps
-Towels & Washcloths
-Small can openers
-Bike tire patch kits
-Diapers (large & toddler sizes)
-Baby bottles (plastic)
-Razors and after shave
-Depends (adult diapers)
-Tooth paste and brushes
-Shampoos (Large & Small)
-Small sewing kits
-Small first aid kits
-Small Dixie cups
-Tennis Shoes (Men & Women)