Friday, October 24, 2014

Keep Kids Warm, Win a Prize

Last year, Barth Elementary School parent Melissa Caballero noticed that some kids were coming to school without winter jackets.

So with a little help and a little money, she was was able to provide each student in those classes with a bundled package consisting of a hat, scarf, blanket, book, stuffed animal, and gloves or mittens before school let out.

And she was overwhelmed by the response

Buoyed by that response, Melissa and her husband Alex are kicking it up a notch.

The have scheduled the First Annual Chinese Auction for her "Keep Me Warm for the Holiday" effort for this Saturday.

One of the gift baskets to be auctioned.
Doors open for buying tickets at 2:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 4 p.m.

It will be held at First Methodist Church, 414 E. High St., Pottstown.

You can buy 25 tickets for $5, or 25 tickets for high-end items for $10.

Items to be auctioned include a Wii hunting game, a Vera Bradley wristlet, a DVD player with family movies, toys, filled gift baskets, a bike and gift certificates.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

"There will be a bunch of Pottstown children warmed up this holiday:)," Caballero wrote on her Facebook page.
"I am PROUD to be from Pottstown. I bleed blue and white! These children are our future. I make it my mission to plant a seed in there hearts. And see what blooms from them. Making a small difference is better than not making one at all," she wrote

"Come support a great cause. We are raising funds to buy the rest of the needs of hats, gloves, slippers for the children of Pottstown," Caballero wrote.

"Please come have fun show your support. Invite all you know. 

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