Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) was a featured speaker today at a press conference to kick off a week-long HomeAid Essentials for Young Lives® donation drive at the state Capitol, an effort to collect baby items for homeless mothers and families with children.
Organized by the HomeAid charity, in partnership with the First 5/Children and Families Commissions, the campaign will collect “essential” items such as diapers, baby food, wipes and other hygiene items for homeless families. The Capitol drive coincides with local drives.
Assemblymember Daly, who assisted with the initial start-up when HomeAid Orange County was first founded, said at today’s press conference that “the Essentials campaign is an important drive for the residents of my district, and it is a privilege to be a part of this in both my district and in the Capitol.
“I want to thank HomeAid and the First 5 Association for their help in building shelters facilities for our communities, and now for taking the extra step toward organizing broader community support to help our families in need of other important necessities,” Assemblymember Daly added.
The Essentials for Young Lives® donation drive will continue through May 10.
Individuals who wish to donate can find out more information by calling Assemblymember Daly’s Capitol (916-319-2069) or District (714-939-8469) office.
Items collected will be distributed to facilities in shelters that serve homeless families with children.