Hey, It’s BigHouse!
Hey everyone, it’s BigHouse again! It is officially spring which means it is Swimsuit and Towel Drive time! Swimsuit and Towel Drive started in 2009 to collect new swimsuits and towels for children in foster care across the state. Yes, the ENTIRE state of Alabama! The annual drive started off as a huge hit and has quickly become one of our favorite things to do.
Each towel is embroidered with the child’s name to make the gift extra special. This makes the gift uniquely their own and something they can cherish year after year. We love knowing that something that may seem so small can impact a child’s life and give them something to smile about.
Over the past eight years, Swimsuit and Towel Drive has grown tremendously. We have delivered over 10,000 swimsuit and towel packages across the state to children in foster care. As you can imagine, this does not happen without our incredible community. We rely on our community to help donate swimsuits and towels and to help embroider the towels. We are so thankful to have such incredible support! It makes this process go smoothly and quickly!
This year, the drive will run through the end of April. It takes time but it allows us the ability to truly provide each child with a unique and special gift. We believe each personalized towel tells the child, “You are valued by your community and loved by your Heavenly Father.” To ensure this message is received, we place a postcard in each package telling the child just that.
We are so excited for this year’s Swimsuit and Towel Drive to get started! If you would like to donate to the drive, there are drop-off locations around the community and donations can be dropped off at BigHouse as well. Also, if you are interested in helping us embroider towels, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t to make this year’s drive the best yet!