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Baird Survival Bags

$8,495 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 137 people in 16 months
Created November 20, 2017
The Baird Survival Bag was kick started in November 2016 to help out a homeless man named Terry.  A 35 year old man who stood by the entrance of a 7 eleven during the coldest days of winter opening doors for customers asking if he could have a warm cup of coffee. Always polite and had a big smile on his face. Alan Baird, our co-worker, wanted to help him get back on his feet and get him back onto the road of success. That’s when the Baird Survival Bag was created.



Baird Survival Bag Contents:

A basic bag will consist of ($35.00)
1 military style backpack
Hat and gloves
Blanket
Flashlight with batteries
Water bottle
Nonperishable food
Socks
Notebook with pen
Hygiene products
Makeshift tent
Letters from the givers
Road to success booklet

Road to success booklet table of contents:
List of all DMV’s
List of social security offices.
List of libraries
List of labor readies
List of soup kitchens
List of homeless shelters
Email address to email me your personal information, work qualifications and achievements so I can personally make a resume for people in need of work.

What to think about:
Alan finds, in life, it can be hard, but it is always possible to turn a negative into a positive with the right mindset. One of his goals with these bags is to spend some time getting to know these less fortunate people who have had some life events take place to put them on the street. Let them know people still care about them and want to see them succeed. Loneliness is a constant struggle in the homeless community and this is a small way to help combat the issue. It’s not easy asking for help, especially from strangers so we’re taking the Initiative to help push change.

We’ve all been there. Ready to purchase an item and your card gets declined. It’s an embarrassing feeling and you search for every excuse you can to justify why it happened. Now imagine asking a stranger where the nearest homeless shelter is or for spare change.... and how defeated you might feel. With the road to success packet, this eliminates anxiety by putting every resource at their fingertips. Giving them the opportunity to help themselves.

Support Letters: 
With every donation Alan would like to request a letter. It doesn’t have to be much. Just a letter to put inside the backpack with a positive message of your choosing. Something little to help raise their spirits to let them know someone out there is rooting for them and cares about them. Every backpack will go out with a minimum of one support letter but the more we get the more we will insert into the backpack!

The Goal!
Alan's goal this year is to hand out 10 full bags. Below will be a list of various items you can purchase and donate to the cause. If you don’t feel like purchasing the items yourself you can donate here and Alan will send you a receipt so you can see the results of your spendings. One bag costs $35 a piece. So if you would like to, buy one, two or ten bags! That is absolutely possible. Phone cards and gift cards to fast food and grocery stores are also excepted. Please drop all donations in the giving box in the production room at Core Contractors.

Timeline:
Final donation date. Monday December 18th.

Shopping from any cash donations will take place Tuesday December 19th.

Build a bag party (location pending) Thursday December 21st. Food and beer will be provided.

A day to give all bags out will be on Friday, December 22nd at the 16th street mall in Denver. Meet at the Hard Rock Cafe at 12:00 pm for lunch then hit the streets! Feel free to bring family or friends.

Needed items: 
Items you can pick up at your local Dollar Tree.
- Rain poncho
- Socks
- Small first aid kid
- Hygiene products
- Flash light and batteries
- Non perishable foods/MRE's
- Water Bottle
- Notebook and writing utensils
- Winter hat and gloves
- Scarf
- Sun Glasses
- Lock (for securing bag from theft)
- Bungies
- Tarp
- Space blaket
- Wet ones.

Items you can find in store or on amazon:
- Military Style backpack
- Compact sleeping bag
- Compact wool blanket
- Gift cards to grocery stores, fast food, restaurant's and phone cards.
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Channel 7 is running a story on Baird Survival Bags during their 4:30 broadcast today and Channel 9 at 5 pm. Be sure to tune in!!!!
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The build date has changed.
Wednesday December 20th at 5:00 PM

- 4049 Saint Paul St Denver Colorado.
Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Hand out date
Friday December 22nd at 12:00 PM

Hard Rock Cafe (launch Point)
Come grab lunch with us at the Hard Rock Cafe before we hit the streets. Some light appetizers will be served but feel free to order lunch if you want more.

We officially hit the streets to hand them out at 1:00 PM. Paid parking is behind the Hard Rock. The forecast has that Friday at 35 degrees so BUNDLE UP!!!!! Saturday it will only be a high of 20 so the date to give them out couldn’t be more perfect to help warm their bodies and minds up!

Hope you can make it. Thank you all so much for your support. We will see you soon!!

- 500 16th St Unit 120
Denver, CO 80202
United States
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Raised by 137 people in 16 months
Created November 20, 2017
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