What’s New KidzCare

Activities for kids ages 8-12 and their families

Christmas at Br Bennos

Updated 11/10/2018

Girlfriends Care, KidzCare, Teens Care and Guys Care Too!
 
It’s time to sign up for one of our most popular events of the year in support of Brother Bennos….
Volunteers are needed to help the homeless, working poor, and those in transition who are served by Brother Benno’s! 
 
Annual Holiday Volunteer Blitz  Saturday, December 8th  AND
 
Santa’s Closet Tuesday, December 5th
 Guys, Teens and school-aged Kids are welcome too!
Click here to see positions available.RSVP to Diana at diana@girlfriendscare.org

Serve Dinner at Solutions for Change

Posted 9/18/18

WHO:    KidzCare, Teens Care, and Families
  
WHAT:  KidzCare/Teens Care serves dinner (chili and baked potato bar) at the intake facility for Solutions for Change every 4th Monday of the month in Vista (near the Boys & Girls Club). Participating families will be asked to help bring the supplies listed below for the meal (no cooking required; easy items that can be picked up at the store). All other items will be provided by KidzCare.
  
WHEN:   Every 4th Monday of the Month – Next Available Date Sept 24th, 5:15PM – 6:30PM
 
WHERE:  Solutions for Change, Vista, CA
  
HOW:   RSVP to KidzCare@girlfriendscare.org This is a fabulous opportunity for kids to see firsthand how their service blesses those in their community.  Due to space limitations, this monthly service opportunity is limited to two families.
Supplies Needed for Dinner

1 lb butter (soften/spreadable if using cubes)
2 lbs sour cream
1 large bag + 1 small bag of pre-made salad
40 water bottles
8 cups shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped
dessert for 40 (optional but appreciated)

Jeans Drive for Kids

This August, Girlfriends Care will be helping local kids by collecting and distributing gently used jeans just in time for school.  You know; the outgrown ones in our closets which are still in great condition.  Some may look like they’ve never been worn!
 

When: Drop off locations available between August 15 and 31. Email info@girlfriendscare.org for locations.
 
Sizes: All sizes needed to fit tots to teens
 
Condition: Jeans should be in good to nearly new condition
 

Jeans will be distributed to kids in local transition programs such as Solutions for Change, Operation Hope, and, inventory allowing, additional kids in need in North County through local agencies.
 
How you can get involved:

  • Have kids gather outgrown jeans from their own closets and set aside for donation those they would be proud to wear.
  • Ask friends and neighbors to participate.  Either casually, or at a simple event hosted by the kids such as an ice cream social.  Everyone brings jeans.
  • Get your church, club, school or team involved!  And set up a convenient drop off location for the members.
  • Make a drop box and ask your bank, dry cleaners, community center or library to take donations.  Make sure you check the location regularly and empty the box as needed!

 
If you have a business in Oceanside, Vista or Carlsbad that would be willing to participate by accepting donations, please let us know.  Contact Ellen at ellen@girlfriendscare.org with details. 
 

This is a great no-cost way for your kids to help other local kids in need!

KidzCare – Make Lunches for Bread of Life

Posted 6/26/18

Come join us in making lunches for Bread of Life.

  

Bread of Life serves the poor, hungry, and homeless in a six-city area comprised of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, and Encinitas. The lunches we make will be distributed to the guests who eat dinner at the Bread of Life’s soup kitchen.
  
Please feel free to share this opportunity with any of your friends with kids.  You can also check out KidzCare on Facebook at Kidz Care on Facebook.

  

When:  Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00 – 3:30pm

Where: Loma Alta Dr, Vista, CA  
  
Who: For kids of all ages.
  
What: We will make 100 lunches for the homeless at Bread of Life.
  
RSVP: Please click here to RSVP through Signup Genius. A list of items needed to feed 100 people are listed below. When you RSVP, please indicate what you will be bringing so we can be sure we have enough supplies. 

 

Lunch Items Needed for 100 lunches
Bread (10 loaves)
Creamy Peanut Butter (3 – 28 oz size jars)
Jelly/Jam (3 – 30 oz size jars), easily spreadable jelly/jam preferred
Fold-over Sandwich Bags (100)
Water Bottles (100)
Snacks (crackers, chips, granola bars, etc) (100)
Sweet treat (cookies, candy, etc) (100)
Fruit (fresh or single serving size fruit cups) (100)
100 Plastic spoons if fruit or snacks require it

KidzCare Serves Dinner at Solutions for Change

Posted 4/16/18

WHO:    KidzCare, Teens Care, and Families
  
WHAT:  KidzCare/Teens Care serves dinner (chili and baked potato bar) at the intake facility for Solutions for Change every 4th Monday of the month in Vista (near the Boys & Girls Club). Participating families will be asked to help bring the supplies listed below for the meal (no cooking required; easy items that can be picked up at the store). All other items will be provided by KidzCare.
  
WHEN:   Every 4th Monday of the Month – Next Available Date April 26th, 5:15PM – 6:30PM
 
WHERE:  Solutions for Change, Vista, CA
  
HOW:   RSVP to KidzCare@girlfriendscare.org This is a fabulous opportunity for kids to see firsthand how their service blesses those in their community.  Due to space limitations, this monthly service opportunity is limited to two families.
Supplies Needed for Dinner

1 lb butter (soften/spreadable if using cubes)
1.5 lbs sour cream
1 large bag of pre-made salad
30 water bottles
6 cups shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped
dessert for 30 (optional but appreciated)

Posted 1/21/18

WHO:    KidzCare, Teens Care, and Families
  
WHAT:  KidzCare/Teens Care serves dinner (chili and baked potato bar) at the intake facility for Solutions for Change every 4th Monday of the month in Vista (near the Boys & Girls Club). Participating families will be asked to help bring the supplies listed below for the meal (no cooking required; easy items that can be picked up at the store). All other items will be provided by KidzCare.
  
WHEN:   Every 4th Monday of the Month – Next Available Date February 26th, 5:15PM – 6:30PM
 
WHERE:  Solutions for Change, Vista, CA
  
HOW:   RSVP to KidzCare@girlfriendscare.org This is a fabulous opportunity for kids to see firsthand how their service blesses those in their community. If you would like to join us, please respond to this email.  Due to space limitations, this monthly service opportunity is limited to two families.
Supplies Needed for Dinner

1 lb butter (soften/spreadable if using cubes)
1.5 lbs sour cream
1 large bag of pre-made salad
30 water bottles
6 cups shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped
dessert for 30 (optional but appreciated)

Posted 11/11/2017

“GOT SOCKS!”

Help us “sock it to the wet and cold”
with New Socks for the Homeless!

 
The homeless spend a lot of time on their feet and don’t always have access to washing machines!  Wearing dirty and damp socks can lead to athlete’s foot and contribute to other health issues.  Clean, fresh socks provide comfort and contribute to good health.
 
We’re collecting New Socks, all sizes and styles are welcome.  White men’s athletic socks are the most needed.
 
Campaign starts November 1st and ends Monday, November 27th!  Do you think we can collect a GRAND of Socks for the Homeless?  Let’s keep track of the number of pairs collected and see how much caring we can share with the homeless through our non-profit partners Brother Benno’s, Bread of Life, OZ Teen Street Outreach, Fill-A-Belly, LaPasada, and Interfaith Services.
 
If you want to “Compound the Caring“, how about sharing this message and start your own sub-campaign?  Ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors, school class, church, bunko group, sorority or others to join you in collecting. Feel free to set up a collection box and use this flyer to advertise.  Teamwork always increases the output!  This is a favorite campaign for KidzCare and Teens Care! 

Serve Dinner at Solutions For Change

Posted 4/16/17

WHO:    KidzCare, Teens Care, and Families
  
WHAT:  KidzCare/Teens Care serves dinner (chili and baked potato bar) at the intake facility for Solutions for Change every 4th Monday of the month in Vista (near the Boys & Girls Club). Participating families will be asked to help bring the supplies listed below for the meal (no cooking required; easy items that can be picked up at the store). All other items will be provided by KidzCare.
  
WHEN:   Every 4th Monday of the Month – Next Available Date April 24th, 5:15PM – 6:30PM
 
WHERE:  Solutions for Change, Vista, CA
  
HOW:   RSVP to KidzCare@girlfriendscare.org This is a fabulous opportunity for kids to see firsthand how their service blesses those in their community. If you would like to join us, please respond to this email.  Due to space limitations, this monthly service opportunity is limited to two families.
Supplies Needed for Dinner

1 lb butter (soften/spreadable if using cubes)
1.5 lbs sour cream
1 large bag of pre-made salad
30 water bottles
6 cups shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped
dessert for 30 (optional but appreciated)

KidzCare Makes Lunches for Bread of Life

Posted: April 12, 2017

Come join us in making lunches for Bread of Life.

  

Bread of Life serves the poor, hungry, and homeless in a six-city area comprised of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, and Encinitas. The lunches we make will be distributed to the guests who eat dinner at the Bread of Life’s soup kitchen.
  
Please feel free to share this opportunity with any of your friends with kids.  You can also check out KidzCare on Facebook at Kidz Care on Facebook.

  

When:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30-5:00

  
Where: Vista, CA  (Near Vista Costco)
  
Who: For kids of all ages.
  
What: We will make 100 lunches for the homeless at Bread of Life.
  
RSVP: Please click here to RSVP through Signup Genius. A list of items needed to feed 100 people are listed below. When you RSVP, please indicate what you will be bringing so we can be sure we have enough supplies. 

 

Lunch Items Needed for 100 lunches
Bread (10 loaves)
Creamy Peanut Butter (3 28oz size jars)
Jelly/Jam (3 30oz size jars), easily spreadable jelly/jam preferred
Fold-over Sandwich Bags (100)
Water Bottles (100)
Snacks (crackers, chips, granola bars, etc) (100)
Sweet treat (cookies, candy, etc) (100)
Fruit (fresh or single serving size fruit cups) (100)
100 Plastic spoons if fruit or snacks require it

 
For more details, email us directly at info@girlfriendscare.org