The coronavirus has certainly made it difficult to do many things, including helping the less fortunate—especially in light of both our economic situation and social distancing mandates. Fortunately, local leaders are going above and beyond to support those who need it, while opening up opportunities for everyday citizens to contribute as well.
Brian Maryott and his campaign have teamed up with Solutions for Change in order to help 50 local families in need. The Vista-based nonprofit is a wonderful organization that equips families and veterans with skills, knowledge, and resources to get back on their feet. Together, they hope to assemble 50 care packages for families, but they need our help.
Citizens are encouraged to contribute what they can. They’re accepting items off of the list below, as well as monetary contributions through the Team Maryott Go Fund Me page, where 100% of donations are going directly to Solutions for Change.
- Any packaged snacks (i.e. chips, trail mix, dried fruit, etc.)
- Shampoo – full size bottles (non-travel size)
- Conditioner – full size bottles (non-travel size)
- Body Wash – full size bottles (non-travel size)
- Hand Soap – liquid soap bottles
- Hand Sanitizer – 8 oz bottles
- Trash bags – package
- Toilet paper – pack of 4 rolls
- Paper towels – pack of 2 rolls
- Card games
- Small board games
- Coloring books
- Crayons – pack of 64
For those unable to drop items off at their in-person offices, Maryott’s campaign is offering to come pick up supplies. They hope to obtain all items by Friday, April 17.
Though we may be in the middle of a proverbial raincloud, that’s not to say we can’t find silver linings. The generosity and kindness demonstrated by people like Maryott truly shine through when times are darkest, and this collaboration exemplifies that.