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CHIP IN Batavia June 2016 Update
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Donations from:
BP PRIDE
XFinity
BUMC
McDonald's ladies club
Fox Valley Orthopedic
First State Bank
VWR International 
SHINE Yoga 
Batavia Mothers' Club
GMW
Batavia Township 
Dan and Christina Marotta 

 
What we have done TOGETHER:

 
BHS/PROM:
Together Zano’s Salon and Spa and our community collected 100 prom dresses giving us a supply of 200 .We gave out 30 prom dresses to girls in Batavia and surrounding towns, and gave 25 short dresses to RMS for the 8th grade dinner dance.  Next year, the prom drive will be held at the Batavia Public Library. 
 
Helped with tuxedo for 1 BHS student

Helped 3 students with gas cards to get home from after school activities.

ROTOLO MIDDLE SCHOOL:
CHIP IN purchased  8th grade dinner dance clothes including shirts, ties, and belts as requested by RMS Counselors.  

We paid for end of the year RMS field trips for 9 students.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
We helped several families with clothes, food, over the counter medicines, and Pace bus passes.

CHIP IN paid for busing for 3 students for 1/2 the year, so the mom could leave home on time for work.

We are helping to find instruments for 4th graders who want to be part of the music program in 5th grade- Looking for 2 bases, 2 flutes, a violin, trombone and viola.  We have a cello and clarinet donated so far.

TRANSPORTATION NEEDS:
Gas and Aldi cards to many families- some very, very
difficult situations 

Bikes were provided to  students to get to summer jobs; over 28 bikes were ready for students/parents for the Bikes For Batavia giveaway day on May 28th
 
Working on buying 3-wheeled bike for a student with Downs Syndrome

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
CHIP IN  is paying for summer camp for students who live at Batavia Apartments lead by teacher Greg Fink - camp will be at HWS and at Batavia Apartments and the van will be used to drive students

CHIP IN is funding  summer camps for several students; also, quarry passes; boy scouts, dance classes, and football camps 

REHOME CENTER PARTNERSHIP:
ReHome provided a clothes washer and dryer  for a Batavia family, and a local service group, HELP,  installed it at no charge.

Three families were able to receive all the comforts of home thanks to ReHome Center.They delivered furniture, including bedding, beds, dressers, headboard, toddler beds,  kitchen tables and chairs, and more. And they always offer extras....pictures for the walls, toys for chidren...they are wonderful. 

OTHER SUCCESSES AND NEWS!
CHIP IN is part of a group in Batavia working to find solutions to PREVENT homelessness.  Group includes members from many local churches, Lazarus House, Batavia Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, BPS101, Batavia Township, and Batavia Apartments

We bought 12 Chromebooks for RMS and HWS paraprofessionals to use to help their low income students.
 
CHIP IN connected a kind community member who had a car to donate, with one of our hardworking single moms in need of a car to get to work.  

Cadence Health donated 45 bike helmets to students in need. They donated booster seats for the van purchased by CHIP IN, BFEE and many other churches and group.  And they are doing bike safety classes at Batavia Apartments this summer.


 
What do we need help with?
Can Drop off donations at BPS Central Office, 335 W. W
ilson St.
 
Donate Aldi gift certificates, Gas Cards
 
Donate musical instruments for 4th graders who want to start music classes for 5th grade:
Base, Flute, Violin, Trombone, Viola, Clarinet, Cello
 
School Supplies:  We should have a detailed list soon, but any school supplies, and backpacks for both young students and larger ones for high school students
 
Halloween costumes:   We have been approached by a daughter/mom team to collect and distribute Halloween costumes....so check around for any CLEAN, GENTLY USED costumes and save them for us!

Batavia Apartment Needs:
They are  starting  a birthday program and asking for donations of cake mixes, frosting, streamers, candles, party paper plates and other bday supplies. Students from  HWS, JBN, RMS and BHS  live at the Apartments.  We hope to have this same program for the other schools as well.  
 
Each party bag would include:
·         Cake Mix
·         Frosting
·         Candles
·         Balloons
·          Streamers
·         Napkins and plates (in original packaging)
 
Other party items that can be included:
·         Cups
·         Party Hats
·         Treat Bags
·         Decorations
·         Table Cloths
·         Party favors (card games, jewelry, small toys, wrapped candy, etc.)
 
Items can be individually donated or put together in a 10-12” gift bag.  These items will be paired with some gifts and books to give to  children  on their birthdays!
 
 Household/toiletry items for Batavia Apartments: Can drop off at the office at Batavia Apartments, or drop off at any of these churches: Immanuel Lutheran, Congregational Church or  Batavia United Methodist.

ITEMS NEEDED:
     Liquid hand soap
     Liquid dish soap**
     Paper plates/cups      
     Pine sol** (or any other brand of multi-purpose cleaner)
    Full sized shampoo and conditioner bottles   
    Paper Towel rolls**
    Paper napkins
    Garbage Bags**
    Laundry Detergent**  (the 32-46 load bottles, or             “pods” are preferred)
    Hand sanitizer
    Ziploc bags – all sizes
    Diapers - all sizes
    Bathroom Cleaner**
    All Purpose Spray Cleaner **(i.e. Kitchen cleaner/disinfectant)
     Body Wash
            
**Bolded items are high demand. 
 
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CHIP IN Batavia; c/o BFEE

P.O. Box 1003
Batavia, IL  60510


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