Thursday, October 14, 2010

We're Participating In "Walk For Hope" Oct 16

Very exciting news! Brianne's Basics is participating in the Walk For Hope, hosted by Be The Cause.

What is this event about?
The Walk for Hope is a reminder of the things that matter most in life. The purpose of the entire event is to spread more love in the world. The entire 3.5 kilometer route (2.2 miles) is decorated with inspiring quotes, all of them hand-made. You can also expect to find activity stations along the walk route.

The Walk for Hope is free, there is no registration fee. The entire Walk for Hope is our gift to the community.

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: El Dorado Park
Address: 7550 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA

Parking: $7 charged by El Dorado Park.

Brianne's Basics will be out there, promoting our mission and items. We'll also have information on Friends Like Us, Bears On Patrol, our Mikk's Kid Krusaders Operation Gratitude Drive, our Doodlekins Fundraiser, and SO much more!

Bring your change and troop support items! Come out and say hi! Donate an item and get a free gift!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mikk's Kid Krusader Operation Gratitude Drive

I am so proud to announce that Mikk's Kid Krusaders is coordinating a "Treats For Troops" drive for Operation Gratitude.

Our drive will consist of (2) parts:

1. Collection Drive

2. Fundraiser

Here are some details. Need more? Just email us at mikkskidkrusaders {at} gmail {dot} com OR leave a comment here!

PART 1: COLLECTION DRIVE We plan on holding a big collection drive. Hopefully we'll be working with a bunch of local businesses to set up collection boxes throughout Lakewood and Long Beach. You can also send us your donations via postal mail. As we get locations, we'll let you know!


Averyboo Arts has agreed to let us have a table in front of their store for the First Fridays LB Event! THANK YOU to Averyboo Arts!

Wish List:

* Knit Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Neck Gators (see directions links below or here: Scarves)

* Beanie Babies, Webkinz, Trolls or other Small Plush Toys

* Halloween Candy

* White Socks

* Energy Bars, Beef Jerky

* Commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, roll-on deodorant

* Computer Flash Drives, DVDs and CDs, Video Games

* Headsets (earpiece and microphone) and WebCams

* Prepaid Phone Cards

* Travel Size Board Games, Novelty Items, Yo-Yos, etc.

* Bandana Coolers/Cool-Ties, Battery Operated Fans

* Screenprinted T-shirts, Baseball Style Caps


* Knit or Crochet Scarves (5-7" Wide, 45-50" long)

* Hand-made Greeting Cards: We welcome hand-made cards with your personal message on them or cards that are blank that the troops can use to write to their loved ones (or to you!)

* Written letters of appreciation

PART 2: FUNDRAISER!We'll be selling a variety of items.

Crochet flowers: $2

Granny square scarves: $5

We're also running a DOODLEKINS Fundraiser!

1. Donate items!

2. Purchase any of our fundraiser items.


4. Own a business? Let us set up a collection box!

ABOUT: Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages to individually named troops deployed overseas. We hold two campaigns each year: A Patriotic Drive in the spring, and a Holiday Drive in the fall-winter. We expect to send at least 100,000 care packages per year between the two campaigns. We accept donations of items for the Patriotic Packages from March 1 through May 5, and for the Holiday Drive from September 8 through December 5. We accept letters year-round.

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