SAFE started as the "SAFE Project" back in 1997 by a woman named Cammie Sanders. Cammie created this as a community service project for a beauty pageant she was involved in. After completion of her project, she realized how important this was for children in her area and SAFE was born! In 2004, Cammie was no longer able to continue being in charge of SAFE so a woman named Cheryl Famigletti took it over, but in 2009, Cheryl was unable to continue as the head of SAFE and needed to step down. At that time, I (Jennifer Alloy) was a chapter member with SAFE and was offered the awesome responsibility of continuing this wonderful organization!
For the past 8 years, myself and our volunteers have grown SAFE through our website, word of mouth, and social media and in October of 2015, we obtained our 501(c)(3) status and are officially a tax-deductible nonprofit.
Our mission is to provide comfort to children in traumatic or emergency situations through donations of stuffed animals, blankets, books, children's clothes, and baby items. By doing this, we hope to help these children feel safe and cared for during an incredibly stressful event in their lives.
Our goal moving forward is to be the source where people can donate their new and/or gently used children's items so that they can be used to comfort other children who need them and not thrown away.
Please direct all donations to the chapters page or the urgent needs page. Please use this address below for correspondence and financial donations.
P.O. Box 119, Orient, OH 43146, US
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Stuffed Animals For Emergencies is recognized as an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID#45-5062724.