Helping local families affected by government shutdown:

1/24/19
I reconnected with Charlotte Barth at the Simsbury Food Closet.  Currently, they are in "desperate" need of canned fruits and beef soups and beef stews (they have a lot of of pasta and chicken noodle soup already).  Click the button down below to see the list of items they generally request.  

Bring items to the Simsbury Social Services at Eno Hall during their business hours Monday 8am-7pm, Tues-Th 8:30-4:30, Friday 8:30-1:00.  Or call before you go - the building might be open later on some nights. 860-658-3283

DONATION DROP OFF LOCATION:
Simsbury Social Services
Eno Hall
754 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070
*Park in the back of the building on the handicapped side.  Walk down ramp and come in the door.  There's a basket under the stairs to leave the donation.

TO MAKE A CHECK DONATION:
Make check out to Simsbury Food Closet OR Keep Simsbury Warm (which helps pay fuel bills for families in need).  Mail to address at Eno Hll above.
 
Per Charlottle, the status of SNAP funding is the same as below (see 1/19 note below).  Thanks for helping out our community!
1/19/19
​I did not hear back from the United Way so I called the Simsbury social services yesterday and spoke to Charlotte Barth, 860-658-3283.  She said the families employed in federal positions in CT are mainly centralized in Groton and she is actually not aware of any Simsbury families in need currently related to the shutdown.  But, families on food stamps (SNAP) benefits may have a need soon since SNAP is funded for February but funding for March is not as certain.  As such, social services expects SNAP families and families affected by the shutdown from other areas to begin to draw on supplies at the Simsbury food closet and/or the fuel assistance program in February. 

So the town social services is interested in building up the food closet supply and would love non-perishable and monetary donations.
I will post information for monetary donations soon, or you can call them at 860-658-3283.

If people are interested in getting a collection together, please send me your email address below.  Or if you prefer, email me directly at Katie@BoylesNaturals.com or call 860-431-0891.

Items the Simsbury food closet needs are at their website here (or below, click button.)

American Red Cross Wild Fires Donations

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11/25/2018
Thank you to all our customers who made purchases between 11/23-11/26.  You contributed to Boyle's Naturals' donation to the @americanredcross ‘s relief efforts in California. Our neighbors on the west coast are suffering (some being asked to evacuate, again, but this time due to rain). May all of us be aware that global climate change has increased the risk for wildfires to start and then get out of control. So we must also work on #prevention too by reducing our carbon emissions. Think on a grander scale!

#donate #redcross #thankyou #gratitude#prevent #climatechange#globalclimatechange #globalwarming#globalwarmingisreal #climate #weatherisnotclimate #wildfire #wildfires 
#california#californiafires #californiafires2018 #fire#firefighter #firefighters

11/17/2018
Buy some soap. Make a donation. Just in time for #givingtuesday well be making a donation of 10% of profits to help victims of wild fires survive this disaster with dignity and begin to rebuild. Find out about our #Blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday #sbs and #cybermonday weekend deals - get free stuff! BoylesNaturals.com!  
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11/16/2018
The suffering from the California wildfires is unimaginable. And the @americanredcross is helping people with the most basic human needs as they endure, survive and pick up the pieces. We will make a donation of 10% of profits from sales today, Saturday, Nov. 17th. Shop now! Or to make your own donation directly to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org.