Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sidney's Safe Foundation/Benefit

Those who read us regularly know one of our top priorities is to stop/prevent violence against women/children/disabled/etc. We've just learned of a fantastic organization here in the Shoals, Sidney's Safe Foundation. From their Facebook page, a list of their current programs:


*"Pack them with Love!" send home back packs full of food over the weekend for needy kids! Most of these kids only meal is the one they get at school.

*"Whites for Women!" (necessities for women in jail )

*"Pack them with Love too!" back pack collection and distribution to needy kids(at registration and had teachers direct needy families to me and then I would speak to them about DV, A and D and get info on other needs).

*"Fill them with Love!"(Summer lunch program for needy kids. We go to needy area and give away sack lunches and speak to each about DV, A and D and also find out other needs) (We also go to needy areas door to door and ask what food needs they have).

*"Cover them with Love!"coat, clothes and blankets (last year we gave away about 300 coats and I told Sidney's story at half time of each upward ballgame) (we go door to door in needy areas and ask what the families needs are and at the same time tell Sidney's story) (each school n our area knows we have clothes at all time available for kids, so teachers contact us throughout the year to bring clothes for needy children) (handmade blankets given to DHR for kids that r taken out of homes)

*"Wrap them in Love!" ( we get donations for gifts and we make things for needy kids and families for Christmas then deliver on Christmas Eve or Day.) We have fundraisers and take donations to fund these programs.


There will be a fundraiser for Sidney's Safe Foundation on Saturday night at 7:00 at the Ritz:

PERFORMING - Savanna Smallwood, Russell Mefford of Fiddleworms, Angela Hacker, James LeBlanc, Archie Hubbard, Katlyn Barnes and Summer Hall! All performers are on volunteer basis and are subject to change. Proceeds will help those affected by Addiction, Depression and Physical Abuse!!!

One of our programs is "Pack them with Love!". Provides back packs full of ready to eat foods to underprivileged Shoals area children for weekends. Some of these children's only meal is the one served to them at school.

The adult tickets are 10$ and kids 10 and under are $6
Call 2567409581 for tickets! Or pick up at Envy in Killen, Frolic in Florence, Jewell's in downtown Florence and the Housing Authority in Tuscumbia.