BURRILLVILLE – Starbucks locations across the state of Massachusetts have once again partnered with Buckleupallofus and Children Across America collecting needed supplies for families here and in Ukraine.
Families are in desperate need of toiletries that many of us take for granted in our own homes. Drop boxes are located inside Starbucks locations along with signage that shows Bucky images, along with a short list of what items are needed, such as wrapped toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and tissues.
The Bucky Bundles Of Joy Charity Winter Clothing Drive was such a huge success, providing hundreds of kids with needed winter clothing, and we knew the next step should be going in another direction due to the impact of war on everyone. Prices for gas, oil, groceries and essentials are sky high here in the U.S., but Ukrainian families have lost everything. These items will go a long way helping families here in this region as well as in Ukraine and nearby countries.
Buckleupallofus Child Passenger Safety Coloring Placemats and Posters are available at participating Starbucks locations, because we still need little kids to be safer while riding in vehicles. Buckleupallofus, Fearless Dino Protector Squad and Itty Bitty SUPER DUPERS coloring books and crayons are heading to Tanzania, and will be passed out to children at the Kilimanjaro Orphanage. They might not understand the language, or need to know the safety tips, but you cannot deny that those little kids will have a lot of fun coloring these cartoon characters in with crayons and forgetting about their life situation, even if it’s just for a little while. We hope the images will let kids just be kids, and enjoy themselves at the same time. My cartoon characters headed to countries and little kids now, worldwide.
Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades. Jim was also appointed to Children Across America as their events and creative director for their child safety programs initiatives and outreach kids safety campaigns nationwide.