“On behalf of everyone at Families First, and especially the children and families we serve, we are deeply grateful to Cocktails for a Cause and to the hundreds of women who attended October’s event. We were in awe of the generosity, kindness, and compassion shown and were delighted to have been a part of such a wonderful evening! A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who brought in much needed donations, and to all of you who purchased a pig, or adopted a Families First piggy bank and committed to filling it with change. Thank you all for bringing hope to children and families in need and for helping Families First “break the cycle.”
– Adam Robe, Executive Director, Families First

List of donations

• 3 LR44 batteries
• 694 AA batteries
• 26 9 volt batteries
• 14 C batteries
• 7 D batteries
• 700 ink pens
• 2 reams of cardstock
• 66 reams of copy paper
• 4 reams of construction paper
• 129 5×8 index cards
• 65 pencils
• 233 markers
• 4 notebooks
• 2 spiral notebooks
• 6 sticky notes
• 1 greeting card organizer
• 100 (1 box) of paperclips
• 1 tape dispenser
• 2 rolls of tape
• 1,184 crayons
• 25 glue sticks/bottles
• 156 color pencils
• 21 scissors
• 3 erasers
• 190 bottles of body wash
• 84 shampoo bottles
• 58 conditioner bottles
• 67 lotion bottles
• 83 2in1 shampoo and conditioner bottles
• 68 liquid handsoap bottles
• 31 bars of soap
• 22 toothbrushes
• 2 mouthwash bottles
• 1 floss container
• 10 deodorant sticks
• 2 bottles of body powder
• 4 loofah sponges
• 99 travel size products
• 11 miscellaneous bath products
• 65 board games
• 81 puzzles
• 24 lego sets
• 12 tennis balls
• 2 jump ropes
• 9 dolls
• 4 stuffed animals
• 15 cars
• 2 action figures
• 4 fairy wings
• 7 miscellaneous games/toys
• 1 CD boom box
• 20 ears buds
• 1 iPod
• 1 Leap Pad game
• 7 DVDs
• 1 iPod accessory
• 43 young adult books
• 20 adult books
• 57 children’s books
• 17 interactive children’s books
• 14 bras
• 106 pairs of girl’s socks
• 42 pairs of boy’s socks
• 24 pairs of women’s socks
• 18 pairs of men’s socks
• 21 pairs of girl’s underwear
• 5 pairs of boy’s underwear
• 622 pairs of women’s underwear
• 4 pairs of men’s underwear
• 58 women’s sweaters
• 24 women’s tank tops
• 17 hair bands
• 3 pairs of winter gloves
• 1 winter hat
• 40 twin comforters
• 60 twin sheet sets
• 8 mattress protectors
• 13 blankets
• 2 youth sleeping bags
• 2 queen comforters
• 350 craft sticks
• 20 doodle art posters
• 20 small bulletin boards
• 24 face paint kits
• 40 paint brushes
• 138 water color paints
• 63 activity books
• 16 glitter tubes
• 256 glitter glue sticks
• 25 art holiday kits
• 1 water color tray
• 1 face paint stencil
• 38 craft kits
• 44 sticker books
• 49 bracelet kits
• 2 giant art jars
• 37 small plastic storage boxes
• 1,974 paper plates
• 190 outdoor trash bags
• 1,260 snack size Ziploc bags
• 4,125 sandwich size Ziploc bags
• 1,886 quart size Ziploc bags
• 1,552 gallon size Ziploc bags
• 11,326 3 oz. paper cups
• 850 5 oz. paper cups
• 882 9 oz. paper cups
• 4 12 oz. paper cups
• 959 granola bars
• 16 fruit cups
• 34 applesauce cups
• 58 boxes of chocolate milk
• 253 pretzel snack bags
• 208 cookie snack bags
• 382 Goldfish snack bags
• 11 boxes of Goldfish
• 1,887 cracker snack bags
• 3 boxes of crackers
• 18 pudding cups
• 5 bags of popcorn
• 6 cans of food
• 704 juice boxes
• 70 individual chip bags
• 1,228 fruit snack bags
• 35 bags of candy
• 150 paper towel rolls
• 551 toilet paper rolls
• 6,000 napkins
• 2,400 c-fold towels
• 162 facial tissue boxes
• 22 travel size tissue packs
• 28 laundry detergent bottles
• 2 dish soap bottles
• 1 pack of sanitizing wipes
• 1 fabric softener bottle

Total number of items: 46,302
Total value of in-kind donations: $29,045

Have a question or would like to get involved?
Contact Rene Harding, Founder & President of Cocktails for a Cause
(303) 885-0497
Reneharding2@gmail.com

Cocktails for a Cause
Rene Harding, Founder & President