DUE TO COVID, some of our other services have been suspended or scaled back.
CLOTHING, BLANKETS, COATS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Headed up for years by our dear friend Lisa Sebastiano, we are able to provide a selection of new and gently used clothing to those who could use it. We also provide children with backpacks and school supplies as needed, including an annual Back to School Day. We also partner with community partners for seasonal sock, coat and blanket drives. If you are interested in donating, find more information here.
In partnership with ECPI and the Seminole County Health Department, we are able to offer some health related services at our gatherings. These include free PPE’s (masks, sanitizer), screenings, first aid, referrals, flu shots, contraceptives, and more. In conjunction with Advent Health, we also provide healthy food by referral for out-patients who need assistance.
One of our favorite things to do, as well as something that speaks to our vision of community, is to host celebrations. We like to party. Lots of food, games and music. We have always hosted an annual Christmas event, since for many it can be a hard, lonely time – and we want to do our part to bring some joy. We also have annual Easter and Back To School events and celebrated birthdays. In addition to the happy times, we also memorialize more difficult times. We like to provide services when a member of our community passes away, so that their life is remembered and friends are allowed a space for their grief.
With our friends from Daytona State Cosmetology School, we are able to provide monthly haircuts at no charge. A fresh cut is useful for appearance and hygiene, but more importantly, it does wonders for self esteem.
We keep a small library stocked with books, games and puzzles for adults and children.
In cooperation with the Neighborhood Co-Op and First United Methodist Sanford, we are able to offer a mailing address to those who need a consistent street address to maintain contact with family and friends as well as receive information regarding benefits, assistance and insurance information.
TOILETRIES AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS
The Picnic Project also maintains a selection of personal necessities, such as shaving razors, soap, shampoo & conditioner, sunscreen, insect repellant, feminine products, diapers (adult & child), toothbrushes & toothpaste, hand sanitizer and waterless soap. If you are interested in donating, find out more information here.