Want to donate for back-to-school? Check store registries

Austin children benefit from back to school donations to Manos de Cristo

Your wedding, your baby shower, your kid’s birthday… your own birthday. Registering for gifts has always seemed kind of icky to me, which doesn’t make much sense considering that I love when other people register – it lets me give them exactly what they want.

That’s why I love the idea of Manos de Cristo registering for back-to-school donations at Target. If you go to Target’s Web site and click on “Target Lists,” you can choose the “Advanced Find” link and enter “manos de cristo” in the organization search. (Or just click here.) There you’ll see a list of items you can buy in-store or online, then bring to Manos by July 15 for their back-to-school event.

Manos will hand out donated new and gently used clothes August 5-9 and August 12-16. Last year Manos helped more than 1500 Austin children get ready for school, and thanks to your donations, almost everything was covered. Manos especially needs new and gently used kids’ T-shirts… lots and lots of T-shirts. Bring T-shirts, school supplies, and cash donations to Manos by July 15.

Would you rather volunteer? Sorting takes place between July 28 and August 1, and they’ll need lots of extra hands to help. Click here for lots more information.

Gift registries aren’t icky anymore… they’re genius.



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