Take a moment to count your many blessings—the beautiful sunny weather, the great Douglas County town where you live, the caring community that is always there to lend a hand to a neighbor or even to a stranger. The Bin Blessed of Castle Pines campaign, hosted from Castle Pines to Denver, allows you to give back to those who are in need by easing the financial and emotional burdens of children and families with severe medical conditions. Castle Pines resident Cy DeBoer and a team of “Bin Babes” have set up collections of green bins across town for this life-changing organization.
Pass Along Your Blessings with Bin Blessed
Launched by There With Care, Bin Blessed calls for donations of simple items like food, personal care items, clothes, and games that allow families facing critical illness to share more time together and relieve a bit of the immense financial strain of long-term medical care. There With Care coordinates with social workers and hospitals to find out what families and children need the most. Donators are encouraged to check the donation list for items that are needed each month. The May list asks for:
- Dry pasta,
- Laundry soap,
- Infant summer clothes, and
- Youth handheld games
Along with groceries that are always appreciated as part of the meal program like cereals, canned vegetables and fruits, rice, beans, peanut butter, and mac & cheese.
Since 2005, There With Care has helped hundreds of families across Colorado by providing financial, practical, and emotional relief to families of those facing devastating diseases so that they can focus on loving and caring for their ill child or family member. The diagnosis of a critical illness has immediate and devastating effects that affect all aspects of a family’s daily life and wellbeing. There With Care helps with everything from providing babysitting and tutoring to patients and their siblings to cleaning homes, connecting family members with counselors and therapists to offering financial and legal services.
Now, with the Bin Blessed campaign, Castle Pines has been giving back in a big way. Cy DeBoer set up her permanent collection bin in March and the idea has taken off. A whole team of volunteers in Castle Pines and surrounding communities now set out their bright green bins on their front porches on the first and third Wednesday of each month along with a matching green flag that signals a Bin Blessed collection location.
So far, the response from the Castle Pines community has been overwhelming. The hundreds of items collected in those bright green bins have already had an immense impact on families and children in need. The Bin Blessed campaign is an easy and simple way to change the lives of those who need support during their most difficult times. Help out by donating these much-needed items at any of the designated locations across Castle Pines North and Castle Pines Village. A full list of addresses can be found at http://binblessed.com/binlocations/.