A Free Way to Help Homeless Kids Get a Little Love(y)

PrintProject Night Night helps give homeless children in shelters a special canvas tote filled with some of the essentials of childhood to help them feel secure and loved. The organization each year helps distribute 25,000 totes filled with a new blanket, stuffed animal, and a book, ready for kids in need at shelters across the country. For the next two and a half weeks, you can help fulfill a major Project Night Night delivery at no cost to you and next to no effort.

Between today and Nov. 22, Bay Area company Slidelane will donate one filled bag for every new user who registers on their site. It’s free to register, and you can even sign up using Facebook, making your effort not more than two or so clicks. There is no obligation to do anything else. A few clicks and a homeless child gets a great bag of love. Seriously. I just did it in between sentences, using the email sign in method, which took about four clicks and 30 seconds.

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Slidelane aims to be a “Yelp for Parents,” with recommendations on local places, outings, and services, with tips from other parents, like order two flavors in one scoop at Bi-Rite Creamery or that Patxi’s in the Marina hosts Tuesday Family Nights.

The Project Night Night website has more information on how you can help get totes to a shelter near you. They make a great organization for holiday charitable donations (hint, hint).

The Slidelane donation was brought to our attention by a reader in San Francisco who learned about Project Night Night a few years ago when a tote came home from preschool with instructions on how to participate. She was looking for a place to volunteer with her children and Project Night Night turned out to be a perfect, age appropriate act that they could do together. Thank you, Carissa. 

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