MARGARET’S PLACE

November 12th, 2016 | admin

Family Service brings over 115 years of social service experience, assisting families with basic needs as one of the immediate priorities.  Family Service is able to provide resource and referral as well as case management assistance to families in need when they most need it. Even though our organization does not provide monetary assistance, we are able to link families with other services, both within the agency and with other organizations in the community. Latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population of families living at poverty level in the San Antonio metropolitan area is about 16% compared to near 11.7% country wide. These families find themselves facing unemployment, hunger, not having a medical home or medical insurance, and or loss of their homes. Children who come from broken homes are at a greater risk of dropping out of school.

Throughout the year, the agency received donations from the community in order to support Margaret’s Place and Margaret’s Place Too. Both locations provide clients with an abundantly well stocked pantry of adult and children donated toiletries, toys, diapers, wipes, car seats and other infant or child supplies for families who are in crisis. Margaret’s Place is a place to meet a family’s most basic needs before they start mending the other cuts and bruises that life may have inflicted upon them. For many, this is an opportunity to start over and to regain a sense of dignity as they move on. If you would like to financial contribute to strengthen families with most basic needs, DONATE NOW!

We Gladly Accept     
INFANTCHILDRENTEENSENIORSADULTSGENERAL
Diapers-all sizes
Wipes
Strollers
High chairs
Cribs
Baby hygiene products
Blankets
Crib sheets
Baby finger nail clippers
Nasal bulb
Thermometers
Bath tubs
Medicine measurer
Sippy cups
Wall outlet plugs
Baby gates
Car seats
Bibs
Baby wash clothes
Educational Toys
Diaper Bags
Videos, and DVD's (Disney)
Play-Doh
Air pump for balls
Child games: Break the Ice, Fishing game, Life, Trouble, Monopoly, et.
Art supplies - Markers, Construction paper, sentence Strips, Crepe paper, Coloring books, Crayons, Washable Paints, Glue, Scissors, etc.
Puzzles
Books- all kinds
Journaling books
Toys (all ages)
Barbies/dolls
Action Figures
Perfumes and makeup/nail polish
Cologne
Wrist Watches
Wallets
Belts
Bags/Purses
Male/Female Shaving Items
Curling Irons, Flat Irons
Earbuds/Head Phones
Socks/Shoes
Sports Equipment
First aid kits
Carry all bags to carry first aid kits, supplies, Notebooks
Back supports
Blankets
Long rubber / plastic gloves
Rain ponchos / umbrellas Adult diapers
Shower chairs
Walkers
Puzzles
*See Adults
Tools
Cologne/Perfumes
Purses
Pots and Pans
Flatware
Plates
Kitchen Utensils
Furniture-bed mattresses and frames (all sizes)
NEW towels
NEW bedding (all sizes)
NEW socks/underwear
Winter jackets and sweaters for the whole family
Blankets
Pet Toys

For more information on how you can get involved or make a donation, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 210-299-2400 or email us at volunteer@family-service.org.

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