Homeless Kids in Berkshire Need You

Orders are starting to roll in, but we need everyone’s generosity. REALTORS – it’s time to rally the troupes, we have huge need. In case you missed, it, we are working with the DCF to provide duffel bags for kids who are removed from their homes under emergency situations. As you can imagine, its a harrowing experience and they arrive at their temporary foster home with little to no personal items. These kids need us!  Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/7vzm2ac.

We’ve created a simple way, through Amazon wishlist, to purchase items we need desperately. You can give large or small ($5 or $100+), it’s up to you and what you choose to purchase. While we are providing the duffel bags themselves and getting donations, we have a great need for items! We will also gratefully accept any level of monetary donations… FYI, it costs $35 for each bag including filler. Please feel free to drop off donations/checks to Berkshire County Board of Realtors, 99 West Street, Ste 200, Pittsfield, MA 01201, or have them mailed direct from Amazon. We hope to fill 50 bags for young kids, 15 for male teens and 15 female teens.

If you prefer to purchase locally, below is a list of requested items:

  • Blanket (for all)
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste (for all)
  • Baby Shampoo / Conditioner (for young kids)
  • Adult Shampoo / Conditioner (for teens)
  • Small toys (i.e., matchbox toys, dolls) (for young kids)
  • Journals (for teens)
  • Coloring books for kids
  • Coloring books for adults
  • Crayons / Colored pencils
  • Deodorant (for teens)
  • Playing Cards (for teens)
  • Chapstick (for young kids / teens)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (donated by Zonta Club)
  • PLEASE, no razors!