Sept 2017: Supplies for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico
The devastating video coming out of Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria compelled Allies for All to expand its charitable reach outside of South Carolina. The group formed a partnership with the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Charlotte to make sure the supplies would get to families in need. The supplies donated by members included:
2 Heavy Duty Tarps
4 Large Boxes of baby diapers
13 Packages of baby diapers
2 Large boxes of baby wipes
18 Packages of baby wipes
10 Gallons of bleach
4 Bags of Laundry Pods
17 boxes of Trash Bags
4 Rolls of Duck Tape
280 AA batteries
36 D Batteries
4 C batteries
12 containers of Hand Sanitizer
18 containers of over the counter medication
16 boxes of bandaids
8 containers of bug spray
15 containers of Baby Formula
13 boxes of feminine products
2 AM/FM Radios
55 containers of disinfectant wipes
8 cans of non-perishable food
1 bag long grain rice
July 2017: Fort Mill School Supply Drive
We are proud that 75 students in Fort Mill will start the school year with a new backpack. This is thanks to a partnership between Allies for All, Indivisible SC5, and Democrats Care. Together, we raised $1300 and bought more school supplies than we care to count–we’ll leave the math to the students.
Thanks to all of our members for their generous donations. If you’re looking to help out with future school supply drives, contact the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools.
May 2017: Allies for All Stocks a Shelter’s Playroom
Safe Passages is a domestic violence shelter that helps women and children in York County. Due to the vital work they do for families in our community, we wanted a chance to help them. When the shelter told us that their playroom was low on toys, our members responded by donating 3 car loads full of legos, dolls, trucks, board games, and toddler toys. We hope the kids enjoy them!
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or sexual trauma, Safe Passage maintains a 24-hour crisis line. You can reach them at 803-329-2800.