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Monday, March 2, 2015

CHANGES IN FR JOHN AND PATS DONATION REQUESTS

IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT WE MUST NOW LIMIT OUR REQUESTS FOR CERTAIN ITEMS.WHERE WE LIVE OUR RETIREMENT VILLAGE HAS A NEW FIRE CODE AND WILL BE DOING PERIODICAL GARAGE INSPECTIONS.WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO OVER CROWD OUR GARAGE.WE WILL NOW ONLY BE REQUESTING CERTAIN ITEMS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR.THE ITEMS WE WILL REQUEST ARE ITEMS THAT WE KNOW WE CAN PASS ON IN A TIMELY FASHION.WE WILL POST REQUESTS ONLY WHEN NEEDED.
BABY ITEMS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED
MARCH 15 WE WILL ASK FOR EASTER ITEMS SUCH AS CANDY AND BASKETS
AUGUST WE WILL ASK FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER WE WILL ASK FOR TURKEYS AND FOOD TO GIVE OUT FOR THANKSGIVING
NOVEMBER WE WILL ASK FOR GLOVES,HATS ,BOOKS AND NEW TOYS TO GIVE OUT FOR CHRISTMAS.
AND OF COURSE WE APPRECIATE ANY FINANCIAL DONATIONS EXSPECIALLY AROUND THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
*WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MIGHT CAUSE TO THOSE WHO FAITHFULLY DONATE.HOWEVER,PEACHESS IS STILL ACCEPTING ALL ITEMS INCLUDING HOUSEWARE.WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ON THIS LIST.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank You's

We would like to thank Cheryl in Blackwood for the truck load of items Peachess picked up.
Since we always need baby items and never turn them away we would like to thank our volunteer John for the brand new baby walker.
By March 15 we will be asking for Easter candy and baskets.And start again with delivering needed items.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mary and Billy

Mary had emailed us one year.Her and her son Billy had just recently moved into Richards Trailor Park in Pemberton.Billy had a speech problem and the children on the bus would taunt him because of it.So Mary drove him to school and picked him up everyday.So a lot of her money went for gas.Mary knew she would have difficulty in buying some Christmas presents for Billy.When Mary emailed us she asked if we could give him items that he could play by himself since he had not made any friends since they moved.That year we had received a boys bike,a bunch of puzzles and a skate board.So we thought they would be perfect gifts for Billy.(It is sad that many are prejudice against others who are different with no fault of their own,and can be cruel with words and their actions).When we met Billy he explained to Fr John he hated living there and wanted to move back to Maple Shade where he had friends.Fr John talked with Billy along time and told him eventually someone would see him as a wonderful young man and become his friend.Billy was very happy with the gifts but not so much with Fr Johns words of wisdom.All Billy wanted was for someone to talk his mom into moving back where they use to live.Several months later
we received an email from Mary saying that Billy learned to do some tricks with his skateboard and one of the boys in the trailer park asked Billy to teach him how to do them.We hope Billy has found a forever friend wherever he is.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

WE WILL NOT BE  COLLECTING ANYTHING UNTIL APRIL 2015-JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER.THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST BREAK IN  8 YRS,AND BELIEVE ME WE  ALL NEED IT

AN ELDERLY MAN

Peachess met an elderly man who lived in a very big house but he only actually stayed downstairs.One reason is he could no longer walk up the steps,the other reason was since his small disability check was for the basics he no longer could afford to heat the whole house.In fact he had no heat only a sleeping bag.Winter time was brutal for him and he had a cough that never seemed to go away.Well Peachess was very upset to learn about how this elderly man was living in the cold... inside of his house.So she put a request out for an electric heater and electric blankets and some warm clothes including gloves and a coat.And those who read her request on our blog came through.This elderly man is so much warmer than he has been in years.He wants to live in this house until he dies.He said his father hand built the house him and his wife had raised their children in the house.He had a lot of memories in this house.(But makes you wonder where are his children in his time of need?)Peachess still checks on him from time to time especially in the winter.And she has been known to drop off some soup on occasion to warm his insides.We pray every Winter that this man will be able to stay warm and will never have his electric shut off due to lack of funds.It makes you wonder how many elderly people are in cold houses.Where you can see your own breath when you talk.How many elderly are struggling to pay the high costs of an out of control economy?How many have children that are not in the picture?Our mother always said a parent can take care of 13 kids but 13 kids cant take care of 1 parent(guess there is some truth in that.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peachess to the rescue

When Peachess heard about the teenage mom sleeping on her friends floor with a baby she went on a mission and set out to collect as much as she could for the mom and her baby son.And as always those who read about the items needed came through for her.And even gave her a blow up mattress.The young mom was so thrilled when she received the items and shocked.She asked Peachess who told you about my situation?Peachess replied your mom.The young girl said my mom ,she kicked me out of the house when she knew I was pregnant.Peachess said i think she is having a change of heart.Several months after this incident grandma got to see the grandson and has let them move back in