Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Newman Park Neighborhood Association To Collect Food for Children's Homes

The Newman Park Neighborhood Association will collect food for the Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home during its First Fridays program.

On the first Friday of each month Newman Park area residents and their friends and family gather at the park for fun, fellowship, recreation and community building. There is no set agenda for these first Friday events of each month. People gather to visit, play games, get some exercise and just enjoy time outside and with friends and neighbors. May 1 is the next "First Friday" event and has been billed as "Frisbee Friday". First Fridays go from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month through October.

At their last meeting, NPNA board members voted to take up a collection of canned and dried food for El Paso's Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home. Board member, Abbie Majerczyk, will lead the neighborhood's efforts to benefit the home.

The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home "supports children and families who are experiencing difficulty in their lives—for whatever reason—by providing a nurturing, positive environment and teaching self-respect, respect for others, and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions." Their goal is very simple: "To strengthen families in crisis".

The Children's Home depends on local support in order to provide a range of services to the nearly 70 children currently in residence and their families. Of course, given the current economic conditions, donations are more important than ever. There are a number of ways to donate to the home including cash donations that can safely be done online.

When you come to a First Friday event, bring canned or dried food. Even if you can't come but are able to drop food off at the park, please do so. Here is a list of canned and dried foods that the Children's Home requests:
# 10 (gallon) can of tropical fruit
# 10 (gallon) can of fruit cocktail
# 10 (gallon) can Mandarin Oranges
# 10 (gallon) can peaches
# 10 (gallon) can green beans
# 10 (gallon) can corn
# 10 (gallon) can alfredo sauce
# 10 (gallon) can tomato sauce
# 10 (gallon) can green enchilada sauce
# 10 (gallon) Rague
12-14 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
12-14 oz. can of cream of chicken soup
Rice (large bulk bags)
Jello mix
Cans of Pam non-stick spray
Cake mix
Cake frosting
Bags of instant potatoes
Baking cups
Star pasta
Dried pinto beans (large bulk bags)
Chocolate drink mix (encourages children to drink milk)
Sugar (large bulk bags)
Flour (large bulk bags)

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