GIVE 2

GIVE 2 Grateful Gathering 2020

Thank you for participating in GIVE 2’s first service project with Grateful Gatherings! Grateful Gatherings provides furniture and household items to families transitioning out of homelessness, crisis or poverty. We will help a family in need with everything they need for a fresh start!

On January 25th, we are helping a single mom and daughter who have recently left Ruby’s House safe home get settled into their very first home together, after years of homelessness and escaping abuse. Please see their story below, as well as a wonderful letter Tomeka has written. We welcome new and gently-used items, except where new is noted (legal requirements).

Please see the list below, if you have any questions or large items to donate, please send photos to [email protected] or text to 925-330-5999.

Family Story: Tomeka (mom) & Kaliyah (8 year old, girl)

Tomeka is a delightful, caring, and intelligent mother of adorable 8-year old Kaliyah. Recently, Tomeka left Ruby’s House, after a long journey fleeing her abuser, who was forcing her to have sex with other men and was physically and verbally abusive. Tomeka is a doting mother, who wants nothing but the best for her daughter. As evident in her letter of gratitude, Tomeka is beyond grateful for this assistance to continue moving forward. She is trying to make ends meet, working hard to pay the rent, gas, maintain a car for work, and keep her daughter fed, clothed, and safe. Tomeka has been slowly gathering household items on her own, but after several months, they are still sleeping on an air mattress and have no dining table or any seating except one chair. Any help you can give this hard-working mother would be greatly appreciated!

Letter of Gratitude from Tomeka: Click here to read.

Don't have items but want to contribute? Consider contributing cash toward our $600 goal for two discounted new mattress sets or to a general cash fund to purchase unfulfilled items from wishlist. These tax-deductible donations can be made online by clicking HERE. Just note Orinda in the drop down menu, and it will go toward this project.

Donation Drop off: Location TBD (or contact [email protected] to coordinate)

Online Shipments: If you are not able to make it to the donation drop-off and would like to order something, please ship to Lisa Hoskins 75 Orchard Rd, Orinda, CA 94563.

Date of Gathering: Saturday, January 25 - 9:00-2:00pm

Thank you for all of your support for this family in need!

Carly & Lisa Hoskins, GIVE 2 Grateful Gatherings Coordinators

Questions? Lisa Hoskins - [email protected] - (925) 330-5999 or Carly (925) 257-3017

Grateful Gatherings Tax Info - 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ID: 47-1169913

Date: 01/25/2020 (Sat.)

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm PST

Location: Miramonte High School
750 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

Created by:   Grateful Gatherings
 
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$150 Tax-Deductible Donation toward 2 New Mattress Sets (4)

$150 Tax-Deductible Donation to Grateful Gatherings. Donate at www.gratefulgatherings.org/donate. Select Orinda Chapter. Mattresses will be delivered to event that day.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Beth Marks
gwen callan
Carly's grandma - good luck girls!
Anne Obsitnik

$100 Tax-Deductible Donation toward Unfulfilled Items or Grocery Gift Cards (7)

$100 Tax-Deductible Donation to Grateful Gatherings. Donate at www.gratefulgatherings.org/donate. Select Orinda chapter. Funds will be used to purchase items on wishlist that are not donated or to fill in as needed.

 
6 of 7 slots filled
Lisa Hoskins
Julie Swenson
Nicole Dunderdale
Sara Hoskins
Carly's grandma, good luck with this big project
Lisa Palma
Ashley Bateman

$100 Donation toward Window Coverings/Rods

$100 Tax-Deductible Donation to Grateful Gatherings. Donate at www.gratefulgatherings.org/donate. Select Orinda chapter. Funds will be used to purchase items on wishlist that are not donated or to fill in as needed.

 

Gift Cards (6)

Note Store & $ in comment please

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Tracy Salisbury
Trader Joe's $50

Accessories

 
Lisa Hoskins
mirrored tray, coral, turquoise ceramic fish, chrome vase

Area Rug - Bedroom

 

Area Rug - Hallway Runner

 
Community Donor
tan/gray

Area Rug - Living Room

Text photo/dimensions to 925-330-5999

 
Laura Millham
Tan/white herringbone 9x12

Artwork - Framed or Canvas (living room) (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
suzanne melohn
3'x4' - at Hoskins house
Nina Clark

Artwork - Framed or Canvas (small for bathroom)

 
Lisa Hoskins
silver frame, seashore print

Artwork - Framed or Canvas (kitchen large wall above stove)

 
Lisa Hopkins
trio small square canvas, pair canvas rectantular long

Artwork - Framed or Canvas (entry)

 
siobhan foy
large white frame, Georgia o’keefe 20x21 horiz. blues/purples, etc.

Artwork - Framed or Canvas - room colors gray/white/turquoise (daughter/mom room) (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Candy Stryker
turquoise/white - large canvas

Bath Shower Curtain (grays/tans)

 
Mary Beth Towery

Bath Towels (new gray) x4

 
Mary Beth Towery

Bath Hand Towels & Wash Cloths (new, grays) x4 of each

 
Mary Beth Towery

Bookshelf (small scale)

 
Anne Obsitnik
Is there a wood color or size that would be ideal??

Broom and Dust Pan

 
Mary Beth Towery

Board Games x3 or 4

 
Christine Kelly

Bulletin Board and Push Pins (bdrm)

 
Cathy Kauder

Carpet Pad (slightly less than 4x6)

 

Closet Storage - Small, short dresser for under hanging clothes (27"W x 27" D max) (mom)

 
Community Donor
gray, 3 drawers, short

Console Table for Entry (47" length max)

 
Anna Tague
wood medium finish, narrow, 36"w

Wall Coat Rack (2)

 
All slots filled
Carly Hoskins (2)

Chair - Accent for Bedroom

 
Lisa Hopkins
turquoise/light blue w/silver nailhead trim

Coffee Table

 
Shannon Tague

Cleaning Supplies, Products, Rags, Bucket, Wipes

 
Carrie Daughters

Collection of Books for 4th-7th gr age, to grow into)

 
Carly Hoskins

Couch or Small Sectional (neutral) - please send photos/measurements 925-330-5999

 
Community Donor
Gray sectional

Curtain Panels (pair) - Master Bedroom

 
Lisa Hoskins
Cream/white

Curtain Rod with Brackets (window is 120"w)- Living Room

$29 - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MRT5A03/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

Curtain Panels (pair) - Living Room

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E0PE4MK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 
Donated Funds

Desk Chair (small scale)

 
Debbie Bonardi
white

Desk - send dimensions & photos please

 
Debbie Bonardi
white 45x25x30; hutch 45x10x25

Desk Lamp

 
Debbie Bonardi

Desk Supplies

pen holder, tape, scissors, pencil sharpener, stapler, pens, paper pads, sticky notes, etc

 
Debbie Bonardi

Decorative Letters (spelling Kahlya, wall above bed)

 
Carly Hoskins

Dining Table and 4 chairs (small)

 
Community Donor
4' round beechwood w/4 chairs - Bonardi house

Dresser (Mom/girl) (highboy tall style due to space)

 
suzanne melohn
white 51"h x 38"w x 18"d - at Bonardi house

End Tables (living room) (2)

 
All slots filled
Community Donor (2)
rattan storage cubes w/glass tops

Entry Mat (indoor/flat)

 
Lisa Hoskins
gray

Extension Cords (x3, white) + 16 light bulbs

 

Floor Lamp for LR (there are no ceiling lights) (2)

 
All slots filled
Community Donor
Jessica Su
silver base, white shade uplight

Queen Blanket (new)

 
Christine Kelly

Queen Comforter Set (new)

 
Christine Kelly

Queen Headboard w/hardware (mom)

 
Community Donor
Gray platform upholstered - 69W x 89L x 51H

Queen Mattress Pad/Topper Comfortable/Plush (new)

 
Christine Kelly

Queen Sheet Set (new) (mom)

 
Christine Kelly

Homemade Dinner for Fridge or Freezer

 
Mary Beth Towery
Please let me know any allergies or dislikes :)

Kitchen - Dish Towels x4 + Dish Soap (neutrals or light greens)

 
Mary Beth Towery

Kitchen - Glasses (set of 8 or 12)

 
Carly Hoskins

Kitchen - Floor Mat

 
Mary Beth Towery

Kitchen - Knives

 
Lisa Hoskins

Kitchen - Microwave (14”H max)

 
Community Donor
white

Kitchen - Electric Griddle

 
Mary Beth Towery

Mirror (behind door)

 
Carly Hoskins

Mirror (accent/wall) (2)

 
All slots filled
Lisa Hopkins (2)
guilded silver - 1 for over dresser in bdrm, 1 in living area

Moving Boxes (4 large with packing tape)

 

Moving Boxes (4 med with packing tape)

 
Lisa Hoskins

Nightstand - between 2 beds (approx 24-30"W)

 
suzanne melohn
white 24"w - at Bonardi house

Pillows - Pair of Standard for Pillow Sham Covers - Mom Bed

 
Cathy Kauder

Pouf - Living Room

 
Lisa Hoskins
Light gray w/nailhead trim

Silk Tree/Plant (tall) w/basket or pot (living room)

 
Candy Stryker
tall bamboo silk tree in basket

Step Ladder - folding step ladder/stool

 
Carrie Daughters

Storage Baskets for shoes/boots/toys, etc (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Lisa Hoskins
for entry - shoes

Trunk or Chest (2)

 
All slots filled
Amy Peterson
Gray - at Bonardi's house
Lisa Hoskins
dark wood bench/trunk

Table Lamp (living room)

 
Julie Swenson
White glass sphere, white shade

Throw Blanket - Living Room

 
Jessica Su
cream fur from West Elm

Throw Blanket - Mom bed

 
Debbie Bonardi
Turqoise - Living Room

Throw Blanket (girl bed, neutral or blues or purples)

 
Cathy Kauder

Toaster Oven

 
Lisa Hoskins

Twin Blanket (new)

 
Julie Swenson

Twin Comforter Set (girl) (new) (gray or blues/purples)

 
Julie Swenson

Twin Duvet Insert (not duvet cover)

 
Community Donor

Twin Headboard or bed w/hardware (girl)

 
Community Donor
White picket fence style

Twin Mattress Pad (new)

 
Julie Swenson

Throw Pillows (grays, blues or purples) - text Lisa 925-330-5999 before buying, as sometimes these surface on their own (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Donated Funds

Twin Sheet Set (girl)(new)

 
Cathy Kauder

TV - Flat Screen Smart TV (they don't have Cable, so needs to be Smart)

Ideally size for small living room - text dimensions/description to 925-330-5999

 
Beth Marks
40 inch Smart TV on a stand

TV Stand or Long/Low Console with Shelves/Storage - Living Room

 
Tami Munns
Light blond wood

Under bed storage containers large x4

 
Cathy Kauder

Universal TV Mount (for one existing TV)

 
Carly Hoskins

Wall Clocks x2 with batteries (LR, kitchen)

 
Carrie Daughters

Welcome Mat (outside)

 
Cathy Kauder

Bonus - Gently-used Shoes for Mom (sz 9) & Daughter (sz 3) (3)

Specify in comments

 

Bonus - Collection of Books for 3rd-6th Grade (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Stefanie Murphy
12 paperbacks

Bonus - Barbie Clothes and/or Accessories (note items in comments) (2)

 

Bonus - Toys for 8yo Girl (she likes Horses, Minecraft, Roblox, but other things welcome) (2)

Note items in comments

 

Bonus - Clothing, accessories - 8yo girl (sz 3 shoe, sz 10-12 clothing) (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Community Donor
misc clothing, some accessories

Bonus - Amazon Dot

$35 - https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Dot/dp/B07PGL2N7J?th=1

 
Anne Obsitnik

Bonus - Chromebook for schoolwork (family has no computer)

Costco & Target currently selling ~$150

 
Debbie Bonardi

Bonus - Gas cards (2)

 

Bonus - School Supplies (8 yo girl)

 
Carly Hoskins

Volunteer: Sandwiches for 15 (for volunteers) (2) Please drop to loading location by 10am or bring to apt (2)

 

Volunteer: GIVE Girls & Parents - Check-in/Sorting items at MHS Drop-Off (8:30-10:30am) (10)

 
All slots filled
Lisa Hoskins (2)
Carly (Lisa & Dan will be around too)
Nicole Dunderdale (2)
Ella and Nicole
Carrie Daughters (2)
Anne Obsitnik (4)
Chase and Caroline and Anne and Jim

Volunteers: GIVE Girls & Parents - Move-in/set up Home (10:30AM - 1:30PM - Meet at MHS, convoy to apt, Family Reveal) (22)

Note your Total # Volunteers

 
20 of 22 slots filled
Julie Swenson (2)
Sophia, Julie, maybe Aidan
Lisa Hoskins (3)
Carly, Lisa, Dan & possibly older bro if home from college
Mary Beth Towery (2)
Mary Beth and Paige
Nicole Dunderdale (3)
Nicole, Ella and Clara (8th grade)
Debbie Bonardi (2)
Mike and Emma
Carrie Daughters (2)
Carrie & Franny
Christine Kelly (3)
Mike, Mia, and Jamie (8th grade)
Cathy Kauder
Anne Obsitnik (2)
Chase and Caroline Obsitnik

Volunteer: GIVE Parents - Handypeople (10:30AM-1:30PM - Bring hammer, nails, drill, screwdriver, tape measure, level. (3)

Address will be shared the morning of.

 
All slots filled
Julie Swenson
Chris Swenson
Mary Beth Towery
Mark Towery
Anne Obsitnik
Jim and Anne Obsitnik

Volunteer - Bagels and Cream Cheese for 15 Volunteers

Drop to loading location by 8:30am

 
Nicole Dunderdale
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