Out & About
I am a single mother of two, cancer survivor, work two part-time jobs, part time pet sitter, full time owner of three cats and a dog, volunteer around our community and run weetail out of my home. Basically I wear a lot of hats!!!!! Weetail was started locally in someones garage.. around for over 15 years….Owned by me since 2004. It has been a fun ride… Thank you for all of the years of support!!!!
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 Donor to Children’s Theater of Cedar Rapids (Playtime Poppy)
One of the Sponsor’s for the Grant Wood Elementary Running Club 2010, 2011,2012 Tee Shirt
Fall 2010 Collected Socks and Underwear for Love’s Closet
Spring 2011 Collected Diapers and Personal Care Items for The Young Parents Network
Fall 2011 Collected non perishable food items for Churches of Marion Food Pantry
Spring 2012 Collected Items for Mission of Hope
Recipients Of Unsold Items at the Sale
Most children who are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, arrive at their placement homes with only the clothes on their backs. The “clothing allowance” is minimal and the remainder of the financial burden of providing clothing for the children is completely the responsibility of the foster family. Many Foster Families, from 14 counties, visit Love’s Closet each week to pick out clothes and other necessities for the new child in their foster care family. Established in the Summer of 2006, Love’s Closet is a FREE resource for these families and depends solely on community donations!
We Care Shop:
Since 1993 there has been a well kept secret in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Imagine a place where families could go and purchase new and gently used baby items such as strollers, cribs, toys, and even the always much needed diapers and formula. Not only can they purchase these things, they do so with points they earn for participating in Young Parents Network programming to better themselves and their children. This place is called the We Care Shop.
This incentive project was developed to allow families to earn points in a variety of ways; attending group meetings, going to prenatal visits, receiving their high school diploma or GED, getting their child immunized on schedule, attending promise jobs appointments, completing home visits, accessing counseling, and many other healthy behavior choices for themselves and their families. The points are then taken to the We Care Shop and used to purchase much needed items for their families. Items purchased at the We Care Shop free up limited family resources for other necessary expenses.
Website : www.youngparentsnetwork.org
Drop Inn Ministries.
Drop Inn Resale Store is an outreach to raise funds for missions projects around the world. This ministry is part of Drop Inn Ministries in Northern Ireland. Our projects bring hope, help, and healing to people in countries such as Berkino Faso Africa, Belarus, Kenya, Ukraine, Poland, and many more.
Drop Inn locally is in the process of building a neighborhood youth center in the Cedar Hills area. The center will be a great after school hang out for children and youth. Our store is located on the corner of J Street and 16th Avenue in Cedar Rapids.