LUBBOCK, TX--- Two months ago the Texas Tech University Early Head Start Center was flooded ankle deep, destroying a lot of things.
Now that they building is nearly finished they're asking for your help in donating items for kids in need.
"We have a Baby Bucks closet where we take donations. That was right next to where the pipe that burst," said Denise Stovall, director of the Head Start program.
The head start facility was shut down for 6 weeks to fix more than 100 thousand dollars of damages.
"All the clothing and items so we were unable to save them."
Now that the building is fixed-- they are looking for your help to regain many of the donated items the use to help more than 50 families in our area.
"Anything you can think of that an infant would need all the way up to a three year old...
People also do monetary donations so we can purchase diapers or things like that that the famiies need."
Twice a year-- families using the program are able to choose donated items-- sometimes this is the only way they have access to toys and clothes for their kids.
"A lot of our familes dont have the means to purchase items like jackets or shoes...
Anything that anybody in the community can do to help us we really appreciate and respect them for coming and helping us."
Now they're not only looking for items like clothing and toys. They're also looking for volunteers to come.
If you would like to get involved, donations may be taken directly to the facility at 515 N. Zenith Ave. in Lubbock. For more information, call the center at (806) 765-2737 or visit their website.
LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Texas Tech University’s Early Head Start is seeking donations after its facility recently suffered water damage due to a burst pipe.
The federally funded program is a partnership between Texas Tech and the Lubbock Housing Authority, and is designed to serve families with children between six weeks and three years old who qualify based on income.
The room directly affected by the flood was the Baby Bucks Closet, a room of donated items that is open twice a year to families using the program. The families earn points throughout the year to purchase items from the closet by participating in various activities, such as reading a book to their child at home.
The Baby Bucks Closet is next to where the flood started, so many of the donated items had to be discarded.
“People donate diapers, clothes, toys, strollers; anything donated, we love,” said Denise Stovall, Early Head Start director. “We also take monetary donations. We take any item at any time.”
Overall, the facility incurred more than $100,000 in damages, Stovall said.
Donations may be taken directly to the facility at 515 N. Zenith Ave. in Lubbock. For more information, call the center at (806) 765-2737 or visit its website.
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