For the Love of #Socktober!

#Socktober has brought so many smiling faces and moments of joy for us here at Mia’s Boxes of Love. We are constantly humbled by the kind hearts that support our cause of relieving the effects of homelessness on families in our community… and this #Socktober has been no exception. We have received huge donations from our extended family Gina Wulff and from Jessica Coleman, Margery Prickett, and Mia’s daddy’s friend Jennifer Williams. We love you all so much and thank you for the relief this will bring in the form of 11 adult boxes of love, 10 kid boxes of love and countless pairs of socks for the #Socktober drive! We will be purchasing these items soon and there will be pictures of how much you have helped soon. We are also thankful to the High Desert Youth Marines, Little Heart’s DayCare, Wild Hair Salon and others that collected socks. We are immensely grateful that you can find it in your hearts to help us with our cause!

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Mia’s Boxes of Love Welcomes Back: #Socktober!!

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#Socktober is back again and Mia is working with schools in the High Desert to collect socks for homeless families! With a challenge from Kid President to make the world a more awesome place, Mia’s Boxes of Love, Inc. will hold its second, month-long (beginning October 5, 2015), warm feet awareness drive to collect NEW, unopened socks for kids of all ages (socks being the number one most needed item).

There are two schools, Puesta Del Sol Elementary School and Endeavour School of Exploration, where families in the High Desert can walk into the office starting October 5th and drop off donations of new, unopened socks. Socks donations may also be brought to the Family Assistance Program in Victorville on 7th St. Furthermore, if you find it in your heart to send sock donations or give a monetary donation for the purchase of socks for homeless kids and their families, please contact us at Mia’s Boxes of Love, Inc. Phone: (760) 792-6436.

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Check out Miaboxesoflove.org and Soulpancake.com/socktober for all the info on #Socktober and our activities as this month-long celebration continues.

One Year Anniversary

 

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On the eve of our one year anniversary we are excited to announce that Mia’s Boxes of Love, Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized by the state of California. A year ago we had no idea how much support our Little Sunshine would receive just by wanting to help others. We will continue to help Mia change the world and hope you will continue with us on this journey. Mia believes that the opportunities to help the world’s people is limitless and she is not afraid to dream big because of the love and light that all of you give her.

We look forward to working with all of our supporters and donors in a larger capacity in the future. Our site and all of our operations are being revamped, so look for new things from Mia’s Boxes of Love soon! We want to give a special shout out to High Desert Community Foundation, Family Assistance Program and Ms. Gina Wulff for your extra support and continuing inspiration along the way – we love you guys. It is truly inspiring to watch as the world embraces Mia’s flicker of a dream and we hope it grows into wildfire.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~African Proverb

The Diaper Dash is here!

After taking some time off to enjoy the holidays Mia is back at it with her next donation project. Upon talking to our friends at our local shelter we have learned that although clothing and food is often donated, diapers and underwear are in high demand. For the next 6 months we will be collecting diapers and underwear in any and all sizes to help our local homeless and domestic violence shelters. Mia is positive that she can change the world and with your help we can be the bright light in the lives of those often forgotten.

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“Sock”cessful Soctober

Mia is over the moon to be able to donate so many pairs of socks to the homeless. With the help of friends,family, Puesta del Sol Elementary School and Endeavour School of Exploration Mia is able to deliver over 3,000 donations of socks, blankets, gloves and food to those in need. Thanks to everyone that made #socktober a huge success! When we work together we can change the world.

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#Socktober is Here!!!

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Getting Mia’s Boxes of Love ready for classroom sock collection for homeless people in the community!

Mia’s Boxes of Love is participating in #Socktober!

#Socktober!

Welcome to Socktober! Mia’s Boxes of Love will be participating in the challenge set forth to the internet by Kid President: #Socktober!, where she will be working with her school, Endeavour School of Exploration, and Puesta Del Sol Elementary School to collect new, unopened socks for the homeless population in her community. Mia’s Boxes of Love will be set up for collection in 47 classrooms and the 2 offices at the schools. We are so grateful for this opportunity to give back to our community and are thankful that these two wonderful elementary schools are participating in this awesome challenge! #Socktober! is going to be awesome and deliveries of the donations will be made on November 3rd. Here’s to Mia’s next amazing challenge!

Mia Reached Her Goal!!!

Mia’s Purple Purse Challenge goal of $250 has been reached. Mia’s Boxes of Love has raised the money for the Family Assistance Program in Victorville, CA and the money will go directly to children who are homeless for school supplies and other daily needs. Mia will now get a cupcake delivery to her class from a purple unicorn (Family Assistance Program director, Darryl Evey in his purple unicorn costume). Mia and everyone at Mia’s Boxes of Love would like to give a huge thanks to all of the wonderful people who gave to this amazing cause. Mia will now be accepting all donations through the High Desert Community Foundation. Mia is a project of the High Desert Community Foundation and is under their umbrella as a non-profit. All new donations are tax deductible and anyone who donates through Mia’s Boxes of Love will receive a receipt. Mia loves changing the world, one little bit at a time and is happy to have the support of so many caring people.

Changing the World

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“You were made to be awesome.” This Kid President quote changed Mia’s life. She, like so many other children, is enamored by the many videos made by Kid President. She felt called to action a few short months ago. The cause that has tugged at her heartstrings is child homelessness. She believes that every child deserves a home.

One day Mia found a box and took a few of her toys, books and a blanket and asked me to write a note. I was quite curious about what was going on and quickly found a pen and paper. What she said brought tears to my eyes. She wanted to deliver boxes of her things to homeless children so that they would have something of their own.

As a family we decided to make Mia’s dreams a reality. We have started a charity and are hoping to bring awareness to such a worthy cause. Mia’s ultimate goal is to raise 5 million dollars and we have no doubt she will reach it!