Have you heard about The Blessed Backpack Brigade? They are a small 501c(3) group who help homeless and disadvantaged in the Webster/Dudley area. They have an urgent message and your help is needed! Christmas is just around the corner and there are many people here in the Webster area who won’t have anything to open up on Christmas morning. We’re not talking about toys and games, we’re talking about clothes, boots and diapers.
Can you help by donating any of the following items?
From their Facebook page:
“My son will turn 9 on Christmas. He is into sports. He wants a white board.
Snow boots 5 ½. He wears Adult small t-shirts. Adult Med sweatshirts. Youth XL sweatpants and shorts.
My daughter is 15. She wears 14 jeans. And large sweatshirts and shirts. She is into make-up.
They like to build. And make things. Science stuff. I don’t know. Winter boots. This is not my thing asking..
I don’t want anything for myself. I just want to make sure the kids are all set.”
“I have 3 beautiful daughters 4, 2 and 1. About a month ago I lost a great job and since then I have been working non stop to seek new employment. I am having a really difficult time just trying to stay afloat…my phone has been shut off, internet also very shortly…I have 2 in diapers and have no cash left for any type of bills, household needs, winter boots, etc
We could use help with diapers and toys for Christmas! I have 2 girls in diapers. One wears size 3/4 and the other wears 5/6 diapers or 3t/4t pull-ups. I am so grateful for any help that you can give us going through this difficult situation.
Sizes for the girls. age 4, wears size 4t/5t shoe 11
age 2 wears 2t shoe 7
age 1 wears size 12 months shoe 2/3”
“I have two sons, age 10 and age 14. They could use coats – Boys XL, and Men’s Medium, Gloves, 2 pr. men’s boots size 9.5, Boy’s size 14 Slim Pants, and Mens’ 32-34 jeans.”
The Brigade has several drop off locations, including The Dudley Police Station, located at 71 West Main Street, The Webster Selectmen’s Office at Webster Town Hall, Tri-State Raceway, located at 35 Chase Avenue in Dudley and Luminosity Hair Salon at 257 West Main Street in Dudley.
You can send a message to the Blessed Backpack Brigade on Facebook, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for helping us help those in need this Christmas season.