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    • 12/02/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12/31/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Your Choice!

    It's BACK! Annual Elves for Elders Art with Heart Delivery

    Our annual Elves for Elders art collection began in 2013 because we wanted something to do with those adorable art projects that come home from school with little ones -- we can't possibly keep them all, right? We knew they were too cute to throw away and hoped we could bring a smile to someone during a tough time.  So, we collected these projects for local Meals On Wheels and Hospice patients so they would have a special "gift" at Christmas. We were happy to meet our goal of collecting 100 pieces of art! 

    Flash forward a few years and before COVID we collected well over 1000 art projects from individuals, groups, troops and classrooms. Incredible! Each project carefully made its way to someone in hospice, home healthcare, Meals on Wheels or a local nursing home. 

    Instead of us collecting and dropping off art projects behind the scenes to about a dozen facilities, we'd like to make it easier and more impactful for you to be Elves for Elders! 

    So, here's our ELF CHALLENGE for you -- whether it's art projects you have on hand (no need to be seasonal!) or you create just for this, and whether it's done alone or with a group --> gather as many art projects as you can from your family, friends, school, church, etc. and bring them to a local nursing home or assisted living facility.

    You can request that they hand out your projects to the patients who don't get many visitors this time of year.  And, you could even ask at the front desk if there is an opportunity for you and your child(ren) to hand them directly to the residents. Note: it's always a good idea to call ahead.  

    Before or during your drop off, you can post your pictures on Facebook and tag @sunbeamkids with the hashtag #ElvesForElders. We'll feature some of your posts on our page to share the love!  We LOVE to see your artwork. 

    While there is no physical meetup for this project, please sign up to let us know you are planning to lend a little hand while spreading a little cheer. We love to let the kids know how many people we made a difference to through our collective efforts. 

    Thank you for lending a little hand! 

    Sunbeam Kids

      • 12/03/2022
      • 12/15/2022
      • Multiple Drop Off Locations Available (see list)!

      Having a good day begins with having a good breakfast...and some positive thoughts about the day!

      Sunbeam Kids is excited to be partnering with The Guest House of Milwaukee for the 3rd year in a row to collect nonperishable breakfast items.  Over the past 2 years, over 50 SBK families have helped Guest House meet the morning meal needs of their patrons who are experiencing homelessness for a variety or reasons and seeking to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. The breakfast items that we provide will last a few months into the new year, allowing Guest House staff to focus on other priorities. We look forward to helping them feed many guests in 2023! 

      *Optional*  NEW this year, we'll also pass along your handmade cards/notes of encouragement to remind the guests we are sending them positive thoughts every morning when they eat breakfast. Feel free to get creative and make as many or few as you have time for!  Please keep all messages general and positive regarding having a great day. If you sign your name, first names only please. 

      Preferred Breakfast Items Include:

      Boxes of cereal - both full size & single servings

      Boxes of cereal bars, pastries, protein and granola bars 

      Boxes of oatmeal

      Fruit Cups or applesauce pouches

      Juice boxes or protein shakes

      Containers or bags of ground coffee (please no K-cup style)

      Every box helps! If you are able to participate, please register using the link above and you will receive an email with the drop off location addresses of some of our leadership team members.  We have porch drop off options in Elm Grove, Pewaukee, Muskego, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, Greendale, and Mequon. You can drop off any of the preferred items at one of the designated locations between December 3rd - Thursday, December 15th. 

      THANK YOU for lending a little hand and helping nourish the Guest House guests on their journey. 

    PO Box 1854
    Brookfield, WI  53008

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