21 Aug Large Target Donation Allows for a Proper Night’s Sleep For Thousands
DONATION: TARGET PILLOWS
LIVES IMPACTED: 3,500
Giving Children Hope is a community-driven nonprofit that equips frontline partners with resources to serve vulnerable children and families. As a faith-based partner, we provide sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities. We do this through the gathering and giving of medical resources, nutritional foods, and basic need items.
We received a large donation of pillows from Target and distributed it through our various nonprofit partners. This donation has helped thousands! Where did these pillows go?
- A local church who operates in a low-income community. They distributed over 100 pillows to those who needed them.
- Three different nonprofits who work with homeless individuals and families. Over 300 pillows were given to people who are transferring into more stable housing.
- A nonprofit who works with newly arrived refugees was given over 100 pillows.
- A nonprofit in Riverside who gave pillows to over 600 vulnerable individuals along with a donation of beds they received elsewhere.
- Native American reservations in Arizona received over 200 pillows, supplying them with necessities they previously didn’t have.
- Over 1,000 pillows were shipped to a partner in El Salvador who will distribute them to families in need.
This donation of pillows has helped to provide basic needs items to those who, otherwise, wouldn’t have access to the goods. Donations like these are essential for comforting those going through tragedy. This donation made many community members feel blessed, like they were worthwhile and cared for. For others, it allowed them to be have a proper night’s sleep, giving them a better opportunity to care for their families and thrive in their vocations.
One of our partners who works alongside transitioning homeless individuals told me of a man who was overjoyed to get a pillow. It was the first time he would sleep with a pillow in months! One of our church partners shared that a few members of his community, a family of six, didn’t have enough pillows for their children. With this donation, they were able to ensure that every child in the household had a pillow to sleep on. This donation has changed the lives of so many. Thanks for everything!