Posts Tagged ‘donation’

A sweet and kind Florida woman—someone who never met Susan but has proven a true friend to her these past months since she’s disappeared—has done many kind acts during her life, most recently in Susan’s name, despite going through personal tragedy of her own during this time.

In Linda’s words:

March 24: Donation made today in the name of the Susan Cox Powell Foundation for 50+ beanie babies.  Donation given to the traffic division of Lauderhill, FL police department. This is our 2nd donation. The first was to the Coral Springs, FL police department. They were very gracious:

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Linda suggests that people everywhere can donate beanie babies to their police departments. She says, “We have been doing this for years… Before beanie babies we made hug-a-bears….this might be a good project for the teenagers so they can get their community service hours for college applications.”

Thank you, Linda, for your kind and thoughtful service in Susan’s name!  And huge thanks to the Lauderhill, Florida Police Department for their service to those in need.
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Here I will post some information about nationwide or worldwide donations and organizations.  If you know of others, please e-mail findsusanpowell@gmail.com with the subject “Week of Service.”

Afghans for Afghanistan.  This organization is in need of knitted and crocheted sweaters, vests, mittens, and socks for Afghan youth ages 7-14.

Relief Share is a non-profit that addresses the needs of all the sick and
suffering, no matter what the age.  Warm clothing and bedding for babies, quilts for the aged, books for the disadvantaged, essentials and household goods for those who have lost everything in floods, house fires, or due to job loss; these are just some of the needs they assist with. You can help.  Check out their blog for more information.

Their current project is making and donating 240 twin size quilts to Shriners Childrens Hospital for their patients beds.  Shriners also needs hospital gowns for the older patients in adult sizes.  Out of the 240 quilts they have made, they only need another 98 to meet their goal.

What is needed? Flannel yardage for the back of the quilts, batting, fabric for the fronts of the quilts, sewing thread, sewing supplies, and of course, twin size quilts.

Newborns in Need provides supplies to babies that don’t have anything more than a disposable diaper to leave the hospital with. 

Sew, crochet, knit or donate baby items to the chapter nearest you. 

Here is a website listing thousands of homeless shelters across the United States.  Call the ones near you to see what their current needs are. 

There’s a listing here of women’s shelters across the United States, and you can also call the ones in your area for current needs.

The LDS Humanitarian Center is always in need of items to be shipped worldwide to victims of natural disasters and other things.  They love to receive handmade items, including knitted and crocheted clothes and toys, quilts, soft dolls and clothes, and other things.  Click here to see their list of items and here for patterns.

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These two hospitals are both inner city hospitals with a lot of moms and babies in need. They will take anything, basically. No color restrictions or anything.  For these babies, they need clothing, blankets, hats – whatever they can get.
Hutzel Women’s Hospital
3980 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
(888) DMC-2500
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
(This is their main, and most in-need -inner city-hospital, but they have several hospitals in their system, like IHC does.)
LDS Family Services
37634 Enterprise Ct.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
(248) 553-0902
Safe House Center
4100 Clark Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 973-0242
They will take basically anything other than used clothing.

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Grey Nuns Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West
Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8
The current needs are preemie hats and afghans for seniors.  They also have a charity crafting group that meets at the hospital every Tuesday afternoon.
WIN House: (women’s shelter)
Call ahead to make an appointment to drop off items (780-471-6709)
List of currently needed items . . . not all items can be handcrafted, but some can.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society: (youth shelter)
Call ahead to make an appointment to drop off items (780-468-7070)
List of currently needed items . . . not all items can be handcrafted, but some can.


Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Woman Society
PO Box 6401
Hinton, AB T7V 1X7 Canada
They are an emergency shelter for women and children. They would love to have any type of donation and said that someone is available 24 hours a day at the shelter. (Their address is confidential for safety reasons.) If anyone is interested in donating, please call their very helpful and friendly staff and they will help make the arrangements.


Seton General Hospital
518 Robson Street
PO Box 310
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Canada
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 Days a Week

Big thanks to this local craft store for passing out Susan fliers!

Stychen Tyme
PO Box 2230
402 Patricia Street
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Canada

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This list is by no means complete and will be added to throughout the week, so if you know of an organization in Washington that needs handmade donations, please e-mail findsusanpowell@gmail.com with the subject “Week of Service.”  I need the organization name, website, donations needed, drop-off hours and locations, and any special notes.  Thank you for your help!

Tacoma and Puyallup

Tacoma Rescue Mission-Donation Warehouse
425 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA
Open M-Th 9 am-5 pm and Fridays from 9 am-4 pm
This warehouse distributes to all the shelters as needed.
405 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
The YWCA accepts donations the second Saturday of every month.  They are in need of household items and gently used clothing.
A special service project honoring Susan has been planned for Feb. 8th & 9th from 2 pm-3:30 pm @  Silver Creek Retirement and Assisted Living:

17607 91st Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375

Please come and join the crafting efforts in Susan’s name!


Ronald McDonald House–They would love blankets, hats, (they have plenty of scarves), delivery any time 9am-9pm 7 days/week    
(206) 838-0600,  5130 40th Ave Ne, Seattle, WA

St. Martin de Porres Shelter—Would love big blankets (at least twin size); delivery any time seven days a week, 24 hours a day
100  23rd Ave So.
Seattle,  WA  98144

Seattle Children’s Hospital: They dp take donations, delivery any time between Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm.  Park in the first structure, donation office right across the street—to enter, go in the first entrance.
(866) 985-6718    4800 Sand Point Way Ne, Seattle, WA
To donate call the Volunteer office at: 206-987-2155

Valley Medical Center  They do take donations, call on Monday-Friday to find out what and when. (425) 228-3450, 400 S 43rd St, Renton, WA

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For those who aren’t “crafty,” I will also include links to lists of non-craft items, which many of these organizations always need.  Money and volunteer time are also very welcome.

This list is by no means complete, so if you know of an organization in Utah that needs handmade donations, please e-mail findsusanpowell@gmail.com with the subject “Week of Service.”  I need the organization name, website, donations needed, drop-off hours and locations, and any special notes.  Thank you for your help!

Salt Lake County

Primary Children’s Medical Center.  Wonderful hospital in great need of many donations, financial and others.  Click here for a list of needed items, with these hand-made items at the bottom:

Fleece blankets: 72" x 60" (2 yards)

Quilts: 72" x 90", 54" x 80", and 45" x 60" (no all-red flannel). Quilted or tied quilts are both okay.

Medical play dolls – dolls used for patient education and comfort: Dolls made of muslin and stuffed with batting. Doll gowns are also needed; Call (801) 662-5968 for patterns, or download here: clip_image001[9]medical playdoll pattern – a.pdf, clip_image001[10]medical playdoll pattern – b.pdf, clip_image001[11]playdoll gown pattern – side 1.pdf, clip_image001[12]playdoll gown pattern – side 2.pdf. (Download all four documents.)  You will need to cut and paste medical playdoll patterns (a) and (b) together.  To ensure patterns print at the correct size, please set your printer settings to "None" under "Page Scaling."

Pajama bottoms (ages 8-20)

Any baby clothes (newborn to 18 months)

Receiving blankets (36" x 36" or larger)

Underwear (especially for boys ages 3-12, but also for all boys and girls sizes 2 years to young adult)  

LDS Hospital.  They are always in need of baby hats made from soft yarn.  Pink and blue only, please.  Please include your name and address.  Bring them to the information desk or ask for volunteer services.

Pioneer Valley Hospital.  They will take baby hats and baby blankets, made from soft baby yarn.  No color preference.  They must be freshly washed and packaged in individual clear plastic bags.  Take donations to information desk or gift shop.

Huntsman Cancer Institute.  They are in need of adult chemo caps/hats: must be made from very soft yarn (not scratchy), neutral colors for both genders.  Also, cotton and silk scarves are needed: soft fabric, made in the shape of a rectangle, about 4 or 5 inches longer on one side than a regular bandana. 

They can also use dark eye masks made out of fabric or crocheted on one side and fabric on the other so it’s soft against the eyes.

They do not need blankets.

Drop donations off at Information desk 7am-7pm 7 days a week:

1950 Circle of Hope

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Pull up to valet area and let them know you’re dropping off donations.

Shriners Children’s Hospital.  Contact the hospital for a current list of needed donations. 

YWCA of Salt Lake.  Here is a donations list in PDF format.  It’s quite extensive, but there are a few handmade items, including winter hats, gloves, and scarves for children, new stuffed animals, and pajamas. 

Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC)
644 S.  900 E.  SLC
contact: Valerie

Homemade items requested for the PRC:
Baby Booties/Hats/Blankets: knitted, crocheted or sewn. (No specifications for colors or sizes.)
Scarves or hats to give to pregnant moms
Bookmarks  (lace crochet or paper: they string beads on the end that hang out)
Thank-you cards (scrap bookers or card-makers might like this option)

Other Donations:
Maternity clothes
Baby clothes
Baby items (new bottles, toys (no stuffed animals), baby lotions and washes, diapers, wipes)
New and gently used baby furniture
Baby food and formula

South Valley Sanctuary, a domestic violence shelter, does not seem to need handmade items, but they would appreciate any items donated from this list

Utah County

BYU College of Nursing. They are in need of Newborn Kits. Items to be donated to the College of nursing should go to:
500 SWKT
Provo, UT 84602

Newborn Kits consist of the following in a ziplock bag:

Blanket or handmade afghan
Socks / booties
Nightgown—which we include if we have them, but if not, the onesie is sufficient

Any of these items would be great.

Welcome Baby.  Looks like they need blankets, hats, booties, toys, and many other things.  Contact Crystal at 801-691-5321

Women and Children in Crisis – call Kim Kowallis or Rhonda at 801-374-9315.  List of needs here but call for current needs. 

Drop off donations for both of these organizations at United Way, 148 N. 100 West, Provo, Utah.

Tooele County

*Note: I have a contact that can deliver any items to Tooele County, so if you’re interested, let me know in a comment.

Cottage Glen Assisted Care
1892 Aaron Dr
Tooele, UT 84074
Contact: Anita, Activities Director, (435) 882-7990

Items Needed: Lap blankets about 45" x 45" & slippers.

Harmony Home Health & Hospice (5 locations—branches in SLC, Orem/Provo, Ogden/Layton, Tooele & Albuquerque, and NM)
Send or bring donations to central office:
5650 Green Street
Murray UT 84123
Contact: Jessica, Corporate Office: 801-281-0537

Items Needed: Blankets, lap blankets (about 45" x 45") slippers, hats (very soft).

Beehive Homes Of Tooele
464 South Main
Tooele, UT 84074 US
Assisted Living Facility – Capacity: 12
Brenda (435) 833-0202

Needed Items: Blankets, lap blankets, slippers, scarves, hats

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We’re having a party to start the Week of Service.  Details:

When: Monday, February 8, 7pm

Where: Hunter Library meeting room, 4740 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah

What: Please join us! Bring a craft item to work on for donation—knit a baby hat, crochet some finger puppets or a blanket, quilt, sew, or anything else you can think of!  We will have plenty of tables and chairs.  We would love to meet you, enjoy your company, and send you home with a purple ribbon for Susan. 

Who: Families are very welcome.  Just make sure there’s a project for everyone.  Feel free to invite your friends!  Please NOTE: The library does not allow food or drink anywhere inside.

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