We are filling string backpacks for the holidays for teens who are on chemo or otherwise dealing with cancer. The teens loved these when we distributed them in honor of Anna's Birthday we decided to do it again.
If you're interested in helping, when you're out shopping for the holidays just pick up a couple of items we can put into our bags for the holidays. Please get your items to us by the end of November. If you'd like to donate cash or check we'll do the shopping. We'll be distributing bags in early December to Dana Farber and other cancer treatment centers.
We are looking for new items for teens, we'll have bags for both boys and girls. If you work at a company who has items to donate - please ask, If you need some ideas for shopping:
Girls - Nail Polish, nail files, scented hand sanitizers, journals, notebooks, colored pens and markers, socks - fun and fuzzy, scarves, hats, jewelry, fleece blanket, cosmetic bag, lip gloss.
Boys - deck of cards, hand held games, sports themed items, stress balls, wrist bands, small flashlight, lanyards, bandanas, balls, key chains, carbines etc.
Good for either - puzzles or word game books, tech items such as stylus, ear buds, screen cleaners, deck of cards,
Items can be dropped off, picked up or mailed to Kathy Arabia / AYJ Fund 201 Eagle St, North Adams MA 01247