Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby bottles

Hi everyone.
The bottles are starting to come in to the Room. It is amazing the support we are receiving. I hope you all had the opportunity to read last Wednesday's Clinton News Record----we finally got published. Thanks Erin for your inside track!!
I am hoping to set up a date the first week of July to count and record the money received from the bottles. There is a spreadsheet hanging in the Room showing who the volunteers were and how many bottles are still to be returned yet.
So, can we count on these bottles being picked and returned by July 4??? Just drop them off at the Room. I have been labeling each bottle....that way we can keep track of what organization was the most receptive to our cause and can approach them next year again. (and visa versa).
Thank you all for your hard work and support. It is incredible how this mission has grown! I have heard such positive comments on the young mom's groups.
Take care Linda R

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby bottles and more baby bottles

Well, Father's Day is coming up quickly. The end of our baby bottle campaign.

I met with Joyce from Woodstock Beginnings asking for ideas on how what their routine is for counting the money received.
She gave me a form they use....I will try to duplicate and make one for us.
Basically, she advised me to try to keep each location of the bottles seperate. This is done for two reasons...1. You can then place a thank you announcement in their bulletin with an exact amount they donated and 2. This gives you a better idea on which location would be most receptive next year.
They count each bottle seperately, place the pertinent information on their form, such as name, address, cash total, cheque total etc.
Once all the bottles have been counted and the forms filled out.....I would place all that information on an Excel spreadsheet and give to Willy Van Dorp from Clinton CRC.
We should go to the bank with all our coin rolls and change into large dollar bills....That way Willy can fill out the deposit slip much easier.
I know it may seem a lot of work to some of you. But this does not have to be done in one day or one evening. This could be good for passing the hours while you are donating time in the Room.
It will work, and the rewards will be great. I hope the enthusiasm is still there from all of you to complete this. is only once a year.
Blessings to each of you. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas please place a comment on the site. Thanks everyone

Monday, June 13, 2011

Family in dire need

I received a phone call from Liz Herman at Community Support for Families. There is a young family living in Vanastra who have a medically fragile baby born last August. They have to make frequent trips to London to meet with specialists.
Liz was asking if there was any way our group could help. The biggest concern is their finances to pay for special formula....the baby is tube fed.
What do you all think? How can we help?
Any amount of money would help....or is there other ways we can help?
Let me know of your thoughts. Thanks Linda R