Friday, August 1, 2014

Jeremiah's Place / Healthy Snack Drive

Jeremiah's Place, the community's first crisis nursery, is now open for 24/7 child care - all day and all night! They are open to all children ages 6 and under for free, temporary short-term care when families are in crises or experiencing an emergency situation and need safe care for their children.
 Located at 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 in the Kingsley Center building. Call them at 412-924-0726 or email at for details.
Jeremiah's Place is a nonprofit organization advocating for the safety and well-being of young children.Our mission is to protect children and strengthen families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal, and support for children and families during times of crisis.  We strive to serve as a leading voice for child abuse prevention thereby transforming the community into a place that is safe, stable, and loving for all children.
Having been a foster mom to 7 sweet children, I know that many kids in crisis situations are not getting the good & healthy nutrition they need. We have seen the bodies of our little ones go through weeks of detox when they have come into our home and began eating a more whole foods diet. Healthy food & eating is something I am very passionate about, which is why I was thrilled to hear about this healthy snack initiative for Jeremiah's Place.
Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving Snack Drive to Benefit JP
Saturday, August 9, 2014
9am - 1pm
Bloomfield Saturday Market, 5050 Liberty Avenue, 15224
(between S. Winebiddle and Gross Streets)
Join The Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and Champions for Kids as they host a healthy snack food drive to benefit Jeremiah's Place!
 Looking for healthy, individually-packaged, nonperishable, nut-free snack food items like:
  • Trail mix – NO NUTS
  • Raisins and other dried fruits
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Low sodium pretzels
  • Low sodium popcorn and/or Pirate's Booty
  • Rice cakes
  • Apple sauce
  • Fruit cups, NOT in syrup
  • Squeezable packages of pureed fruits/vegetables/etc.
  • Water bottles
  • 100% fruit juice boxes
There will be a table at the Bloomfield Saturday Market (look for the balloons!) with information about Jeremiah's Place and a collection box.
 So pick up some healthy snacks to donate and then explore the Bloomfield Saturday Market and all the kid-friendly programming it will offer that day including free face painting, the Volunteer Princesses, live music, and lots more!
 Whether you can bring one box or five boxes of an item, everything helps! You can RSVP for the event here (but it's not required.) And if you can’t make it to the event, but would still like to donate, you can email Nadine at to set up a time to drop items off.

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