As some of you may already have heard, Mary Jo has recently become directly involved with a new nonprofit in our area. For those of you who haven’t, Bare Necessities, Inc is a diaper bank serving the Shoreline area (from New Haven to New London). Mary Jo is the Treasurer and Beth Serra-Loud is the President. Beth has educated and inspired the staff here at MJW EA & Company LLC and warmed their heart with her stories.
Beth and her family’s work within the community led them to discover the lack of Food Stamps or WIC assistance when trying to provide diapers and essential toiletries. Once they realized that this is a fundamental need that exists, as a family they decided to do something about it.
There are countless families in this area that are in need of these essential items. To help highlight this need and alleviate the strain not having those items puts on families, we just formalized a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization for this purpose. It is called Bare Necessities, Inc. We are collecting diapers and other essential items – wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper – for families in need.
Once the social media part of the organization is up and running (website, facebook), we will provide that information for you to use, share and to help spread the word. We will also be providing a list of drop-off sites (MJW EA & Company LLC is one of them!) so wherever you see the Bare Necessities, Inc logo (below), drop your items there. CT Pharmacy (in the strip mall next to our office) and Poppies have also agreed to be a drop-off location!
If anyone is interested in contributing and getting a tax deduction for 2015, you can do one of a number of things to help us:
- Purchase some of the needed items and drop off MJW EA & Company LLC,
- Purchase some items online (companies such as diapers.com and amazon.com) and have them delivered to the office directly using: Bare Necessities, Inc. c/o MJW EA & Company LLC, 206 A Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443 or
- send a monetary donation payable to Bare Necessities, Inc to the same address.
No amount is too small or will go unnoticed. We will be doing this for a long time to come and we would be thrilled if you were to keep us in mind!