Thursday, December 3, 2020

BEDTIME BUNDLES EXPANDS TO INCLUDE “THE FORGOTTEN POPULATION” AND ASK FOR COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

Bedtime Bundles is working diligently to help not only the children of today’s migrant working but also the forgotten population of adults who live in the greater Naples area that includes the  Golden Gate Community.  This disadvantaged group earns well under $10, 000 annually and includes migrant and former migrant workers.

Migrants/former migrants are scattered throughout all of Collier County. Naples is so spread out, making it virtually impossible for the migrant/former migrant population to get to any centrally located community center; of which there is none. There is very little to no assistance in the greater Naples/Golden Gate area for this population. Bedtime Bundles is the ONLY organization that does any kind of direct service to this population.

The Bedtime Bundle volunteers are in the process of bundling over 350 bundles for the workers of 6-L Farm Labor Camp in East Naples.   On January 30, working with the Harry Chapin Food Depository, Bedtime Bundles plans on delivering to 6-L farm labor camp in conjunction with the weekly catholic mass being held in the labor camp. Additionally, we would like to give each person in attendance a bag of groceries which could include; rice, beans, canned fruit/vegetables, maseca, dry milk, cooking oil, canned chicken, ramen noodles and instant coffee.

The bundles for the workers will include a blanket, sweatshirt/sweatpants, bandanna, work gloves, toiletry bag, towel, wash cloth and socks.

 

We would like to ask the community to clean out their closets and donate long sleeve shirts, baseball caps, jeans and old gym shoes and work shoes.  Drop off locations include:

 

  • Mutual of Omaha Bank – 1770 San Marco Road
  • Marco island Skin & Body Boutique –   997 N Collier
  • United Methodist Church  350 S. Barfield
  • Publix on S. Barfield  

 

Bedtime Bundles, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) organization created to serve SW Florida’s migrant children, ages infant through adult; provide them with basic necessities such as: blanket, sweatshirt/sweatpants, tee shirt,  socks, underwear, bath towel, wash cloth, toiletries, as well as new or gently used clothing, books and toys. We receive support from local businesses, congregations, individuals, and our signature fundraiser, Mutts & Martinis Yappy Hour (March 6, 2013 Esplanade) as well. We are members of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Foundation of Collier County.

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