The good people over at Weiskamp Screen Printing have just announced an awesome charitable program for the holiday season to help those in need.

This winter, Weiskamp will be collecting sweatshirts for those in need, and ultimately will be donating them to the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen on December 12th. What's even cooler, however, is that Weiskamp will be matching donations with sweatshirts of their own. All told, they have set this year's donation goal at 100 sweatshirts, which will surely be able to help those in need as the weather gets colder.

For more details and info, check out Weiskamp's blog here, or read below:

Have you heard about the Daily Bread Backpack Giveaway?  For the past 8 years, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen has organized and accepted donations of clothing, socks, and toiletries – and fills around 800 backpacks to be given away to folks in need.  This year, we were approached to donate any warm clothing we could.  To spread awareness about this kind and generous local organization and event, we are encouraging anyone who can afford to donate towards a few sweatshirts to please do so, and we’ll match your donation.

We’ll purchase the sweatshirts on December 12th 2016, so if you plan to donate, please do so by then!

DONATE SWEATSHIRTS TO THOSE IN NEED

Donate Sweatshirts to those in needHere’s how it works.  If you you donate $5, we’ll donate $5, which will provide 2 brand new blank crewneck sweatshirts to fill the backpacks.  If you donate $10, we’ll donate $10, which will provide 2 brand new hooded sweatshirts. Our goal is to donate at least 100 sweatshirts, so every donation counts!

If you’re already placing an order with us this month, just let us know you’d like to donate sweatshirts to those in need, and you’ll receive a separate receipt for your donation. You don’t have to be a customer with us to donate though, we accept donations via Paypal as well.  If you choose this option, be sure to type “Sweatshirt Donation”  in the description when you make your payment.

DONATE SWEATSHIRTS HERE (and don’t forget to type “Sweatshirt Donation” in the description)

MORE ABOUT THE DAILY BREAD BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

Our generous community does a great job of taking care of children in need around the holidays, with programs like Shop with a Cop, Salvation Army Toy Store, and other toy drives.  Adult men and women who are in need are often overlooked, and the Daily Bread Backpack Giveaway was created to help fill this need.  It’s often the only holiday gifts these folks receive each year.

The backpacks go fast, often within two hours.  People line up hours ahead of time, some people will even camp out overnight for the backpacks.

What items are donated for the backpacks? Sweatshirts, socks, soap, gloves, hats, scarves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, hand lotion, cough drops, hand warmers, books, and non-perishable food items.

When we asked Stevie at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen where they get the backpacks and all the items to fill them, she responded with, “Things just show up, people are very generous. We don’t always know where they’ll come from, and they just show up.”

If you’d like to make a donation of anything else, contact Stevie at dbsoupkitchen@gmail.com. They accept donations at the New Covenant Church, at the rear entrance, between 9:00AM and 12:30.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!