Two weeks ago our town of Boulder, Colorado and many surrounding towns suffered from a horrible flood. Many families have been evacuated or displaced from their homes, suffering great loss including most or all of their possessions. Others were able to stay in their homes, but have incurred major damage. Our hearts go out to those who were directly affected by the flood and, as a local small business, we would like to offer some support.
Jenni Maroney Portrait Boutique will be hosting a toy drive for children in the area that have suffered from this tragedy. Many community members and local organizations are helping with donations of food, clothing, and household supplies. But I would imagine it difficult for children to cope with the loss of all of their belongings, including their toys. We are asking anyone able to help, to drop off (or mail) donations of new or gently-used toys (no stuffed animals, please) to the studio address below by October 15th. We are in contact with a donation collection organization in the area that will help us distribute the toys.
In addition, we would like to offer any family that donates 5 or more new or gently-used toys a $50 gift card to Jenni Maroney Portrait Boutique to be used for newborn, children’s or family portraits over the next year.
Please use the following list of suggested donations or visit the Boulder Flood Toy Drive list we created on Amazon to purchase items from the wish list. Mailed donations should be sent by October 15th, 2013. Donations can be delivered to our studio anytime between 9 am – 1 pm on Tuesdays, Thursday or Fridays (before 10/15/13).
- crayons/coloring books
- paint brushes/washable non-toxic children’s paint
- washable markers
- wooden toys
- craft materials
- board games
- card games
- building games
- dressup costumes
- play sets (kitchen, theatre, workshop, etc.)
- legos/building blocks
- musical instruments
All donations should be dropped off or shipped by October 15th, 2013 to:Jenni Maroney Portrait Boutique c/o Flood Relief Toy Drive 7777 Niwot Road Niwot, CO 80503
If you have any questions, please contact us at 303-519-9840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t thank you enough for your consideration and support! We look forward to helping bring smiles to some of these families who have been through so much over the last week and have a long road to recovery ahead.
– Jenni & Miranda