If you are someone who thinks young adults these days are unwilling to aid some others, 16-calendar year-old Dana Passerman of Lower Saucon Township is on a mission that will verify you erroneous.
With assist from her moms and dads, Gina and David, Dana has been gathering new and gently used boys and ladies apparel for a pop-up back-to-faculty boutique for foster teenagers which she will be running in partnership with The Kindness Job of Lehigh Valley.
The Emmaus-based mostly Kindness Undertaking is a nonprofit business that gives assist and solutions totally free of cost to nearby foster children and their families.
In a modern Fb write-up about the boutique, the Kindness Job said pre-teens and teens “often get skipped when men and women assume of donating.”
Teens who never have the assets to invest in new college outfits can also be stigmatized or even bullied by their friends, so furnishing them with a shopping knowledge is an “extra unique way” to give them the dignity that foster youngsters at times do not have, it explained.
“This is not for company several hours, Woman Scouts badges or any type of credit score,” the publish also noted. “Dana just wishes to give back!”
For the 16-calendar year-previous who’s heading into her junior yr at Lehigh Valley Constitution Significant School for the Arts in Bethlehem, offering back so considerably has concerned traveling to community farmers’ markets to spread the phrase about the Kindness Job and the Again-to-School boutique, which in addition to garments will deliver foster teenagers with jewellery, accessories, new shoes and new hygiene merchandise prior to they get started college following month. (In addition to hygiene items and shoes, donated socks, bras, underwear and pajamas really should also be new.)
The Passermans have experienced details booths at the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Lehigh College and the Rose Garden Farmers Sector in West Bethlehem a short while ago.
This Sunday, Dana and her relatives will be at the Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in Hellertown from 9 a.m. to noon* to take dropped off donations and share details about the boutique. Money donations are appreciated, and contributions can also be made by using PayPal, Venmo (notice “TKP Boutique” when submitting a donation) or examine.
The sector is situated following door to the Hellertown Space Library at 409 Structure Avenue in Hellertown, across the street from Dimmick Park.
If you just cannot go to the sector but would like much more facts or to schedule a drop-off, Dana can be attained at [email protected]. There is also a TKP Boutique Amazon Desire Checklist from which donors can buy necessary objects and have them transported specifically to the boutique.
An additional way to assist The Kindness Job will be at a profit, Tacos with a Facet of Kindness, July 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Funk Brewing and Triple Sunshine Spirits, 518 Lender St., Emmaus. A part of beverage gross sales will profit the organization, as will raffles and a dunk tank. There will also be stay tunes by Kinda Sorta Probably Band, loved ones-design and style lawn game titles and a cookie sale to advantage The Kindness Venture and its get the job done in the local community.
“Group fundraisers, like Tacos With A Aspect of Kindness, allow us to address overhead expenditures for The Kindness Trade, a local shop in Emmaus in which source households can obtain requirements for youth from ages new child up to 21 who’ve been placed in foster care,” reported Jenae Holtzhafer, The Kindness Job Founder and Executive Director. “Thanks to this support, useful resource families are in a position to concentration on the instant physical and emotional needs of the children positioned in their care.”
“We are the only foster treatment community heart in the Lehigh Valley and bordering spot, serving over 1,100 children to date,” Holtzhafer additional.
Dana Passerman’s Again-to-School Boutique assortment will proceed by means of Aug. 5.
*The Saucon Valley Farmers’ Marketplace is consistently open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., having said that on Sunday, July 24 it will near an hour previously due to the forecast superior in the upper 90s.