In January, UMOM received a generous donation of toddler bedding sets. All the children and families were thankful to receive them, but one young girl named Emma* was especially grateful.

A few days after receiving the special gift, Emma – who is a student at our Child Development Center – ran up to a UMOM employee and gave her a big hug. When the staffer asked the reason for that big ol’ hug, Emma replied that she was SO happy! Now, she had her very own blanket that she didn’t have to share. Plus, it kept her warm all night and she didn’t have any more bad dreams.

Who could have imagined one small blanket could have such a powerful effect?

Those of us at UMOM who heard that story were moved. If it moved you, too, and you’d like to create some beautiful, warm nights and wonderful dreams for residents of our shelters, why not organize a drive for the goods we need most? The need for some goods is urgent. Click here to see the current list.

Drives can involve a group from work, church, your school or your neighborhood. And, we’ll be with you every step of the way! Click here to find out more and make even more kids like Emma happy, safe and warm.

*Names have been changed to protect identities.