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Kimberly Campos, 5412 Peyton Randolph St., Bartlett TN 38134; 901-355-4243. Please email Kim if you are interested in helping out in Memphis.

Community Event: Hope Floats in Memphis – Flood Victim Benefit Donation Drive & Raffle

Date & Time: July 7th – 11AM to 2PM

Event Location: YoLo Frozen Yogurt, 1243 Ridgeway, Memphis TN 38119 (@ Park & Ridgeway)

Program: Please check out the Facebook event page here for more information and updates. A picnic table will be set up inside the store. Donations for the sponsored families (See below.) will be collected, and a giveaway drawing will be held – with all event donors entered into the contest. Tentative activities for the kids: balloons and/or face-painting. Entertainer Wacky Chad will be on hand! Tentative plan – “Thank you” packets (with coupons, special discounts from local businesses, product samples) for the first 150 people or so to donate; for giveaway, prizes needed!


*YoLo (https://www.yolofroyo.com/) 15% of Sales during event will be donated to the four sponsored families!
*Chick-Fil-A (https://www.chick-fil-a.com/) Free Chicken Sandwich Coupons
*Dunkin’ Donuts (https://www.ddmemphis.com/) Coupons, other items (included with MMM’s Gift Basket)
*Whole Foods (https://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/poplar/) Reusable Shopping Bags, Granola Bars, Coupons
*My Memphis Mommy (https://www.mymemphismommy.com/) Gift Basket with $50 in Gift Certificates, City Saver Book, other goodies
*Photography by LenaMarie (https://photographybylenamarie.com/) 4 photo sessions
*Finard Properties (https://finardproperties.com/) 18 Redbirds tickets
*Knight-Stanz Properties (https://www.knightstanzproperties.com/) $45 for supplies
*Amerigo (https://www.amerigo.net/) 3- $10 Gift Certificates
*USA Karate (https://www.karatememphis.com/) 100 Free weeks of classes
*Golf & Games Family Park (https://puttputtmemphis.com/) 100 Free games of Mini Golf
*The Little Gym (https://tlggermantowntn.com) 150 Free trials
*Tan-N-Go (https://www.tan-n-go.com/) 150 Free tanning sessions, 150 lotion samples
*Scentsy (https://davawilson.scentsy.us/Home) Samples
*Sam’s Town (https://www.samstowntunica.com) 150 Free game play cash
*Enchanted Threads by Miss MollyWobbles (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissMollyWobbles) $10 for supplies
*Incredible Pizza Company (https://www.incrediblepizza.com/memphis) 150- $10 game cards, 1- $25 Gift Card (included with MMM’s Gift Basket)
*The Orpheum Theatre (https://www.orpheum-memphis.com/) 4 tickets to summer movie series
*Honey Bee Creations Handmade initial plaque for raffle
*Green Bottom Creative Thank you cards for donors and a set for the raffle, home canning kit, coupon binder
*Dr. Ty Barkley, DDS & Dr. Donald Gary, DDS 150 bags
*Memphis City Saver (https://www.memphiscitysaver.com/) Coupon book (included in MMM’s Gift Basket)
*Summer Kids Consignment Shop (https://www.summerkidsclothing.com/) $25 Gift Card (included in MMM’s Gift Basket)

Supplies/Services/Volunteers needed: We are in need of volunteers to help plan and run this event, a balloon artist and/or facepainter who are willing to donate time and materials for the cause, giveaway prizes, coupons (especially free product coupons) that will be included with a coupon binder in the raffle, and printing services for flyers.

Sponsored Families

The Carruth Family

The Carruths lost their home of nine years and nearly everything inside it this past Spring when flood waters crested above windows of their mobile home in Frayser, Tennessee. Nearly everything (including personal belongings, clothing, and baby items) was destroyed, and resulting toxic black mold was left behind. Needs for the Carruths – including Ms. Carruth’s 18-month grandson:

*Diapers (size 4), wipes, & baby care supplies
*Summer clothes (size 2 Toddler)
*Dining room table and chairs
*Living room furniture
*Mattresses: 1 twin, 1 full

The Jackson Family

Mrs. Jackson is a 69-year-old recently widowed woman who lost her mobile home due to the recent flooding in Tunica, Mississippi. She was able to salvage her clothes, mattresses, washer, and refrigerator, but everything else was destroyed. Needs for Mrs. Jackson:

*Furniture (dresser, lamps, etc.)
*Bed frames (2 full-sized)
*Clothes dryer

The Houston Family

In the spring of 2010, Mrs. Houston’s den which sits lower than the rest of the home, was flooded with several inches of water due to an overflowing Mississippi River. She was not so lucky this year as the river left her entire home under several feet of water. She is able to still live in her home but is currently working on replacing sheet rock, floors, and more. At 81 years of age, Mrs. Houston is in good health, but she is having a difficult time coping with the fact that “everything is ruined.” Needs for Mrs. Houston:

* Furniture (at the top of the list: a couch and chairs)
* Personal care items
* Food
* Household items

The Hunt Family

This couple lived in Memphis in a mobile home park until the severe flooding this Spring. The trailer park was wiped out, and the Hunt’s home was totally destroyed – with the water level reaching up to nine feet in their trailer. The Hunts lost all their household and personal belongings and were evacuated at the end of April. They’re temporarily living in Arkansas and waiting for FEMA to help. Mrs. Hunt lost her job due to flooding, and Mr. Hunt, who suffers from emphysema, makes the lengthy & expensive commute to Memphis in order to keep his job. Needs for the Hunt Family:

*Gas gift cards
*Personal care items
*Clothing (Men’s Pants – Size 38 & Men’s Shirts – Size XL)
*Kitchen items
*Queen-size bed
*Bedroom furniture

Local Donation Drop-Off

Drop-Off Locations: YoLo Frozen Yogurt, 1243 Ridgeway, Memphis TN 38119 (@ Park & Ridgeway) or The Little Gym, 6645 Poplar Ave., #103, Germantown TN 38138.  Smaller items and canned foods can be left at one of these locations in the designated drop box. For larger items, please email Kim or phone her at 901-355-4243 to arrange delivery. For gift cards, please mail them to Kim at her home address: 5412 Peyton Randolph St., Bartlett TN 38134. They will be stored in a secure location. If you want your donation to go to a specific family, please specify the family’s name on your package. Thank you! If your donated items are not immediately needed by the sponsored families, they will be distributed to the families on July  7th when the Hip2Help Tour is in Memphis.

List of Needs for Donations: Gift Cards, Non-Perishable Foods, Personal Care items, Cleaning Supplies, Kitchen Items, Clothing, Bedding (Please see needs of Sponsored Family above.)

* This is a work in progress!

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