Clive Gift Baskets for Needy Families

The holiday season is approaching. There are a number of families in Clive who live below the poverty level and their children attend Crestview Elementary School. The Clive Lions Club has given these families baskets of food and gifts during the past holiday seasons. The number of families has grown significantly. Now, we are coordinating a group effort to help 60 families who are the neediest.

This year we are asking Clive businesses to help us by having your employees donate in one particular category from the following list. Have your employees select a number on the list and a second choice. Then, email or call me to secure that number. Larger employers will have a number to themselves, while smaller employers will share collecting the same categories. Collections should take place in the month of November. On Monday, November 30th, please call or email me to arrange for pickup sometime that week.

If we all work together, this coordinated effort will share the holiday spirit with some families who struggle at this time. Let’s put smiles on those little faces.

Thank you for helping,

Donna Krupko
Clive Lions Club
515-779-0266
[email protected]   (My email will automatically reject your first email, but I will accept)

Ideas for Chamber Businesses

  1. Pencils and Paper (Notebook – mostly wide and some college rule)
  2. Laundry Baskets
  3. Coloring Books and Crayons (Dollar Tree – best price) Also, Paint Books and Paints (Water color)
  4. Puzzles Books, Pencils, and Pens (Sudoku, Crossword, etc.)
  5. White Bath Towels
  6. Bundles of Washcloths and Bars of Soap
  7. Paper Towels
  8. Toilet Paper
  9. Children’s Mitten and Hat Sets
  10. Men and Women’s Gloves and Hats
  11. Jigsaw Puzzles – Both easy and hard, 35 – 1,000 pieces
  12. Children’s Socks – All colors and sizes
  13. Umbrella’s (Children and Adult Sizes)
  14. Toys – Boy or Girl – Ages 4-12
  15. Band-Aids and Balls
  16. Kleenex