Benicia Main Street partners with Family Resource Center for annual donation drive

It’s time for Benicia Main Street’s 8th annual Spring into Giving promotion, benefitting Benicia’s Family Resource Center. Drop off a donation of new or unused bath or cleaning products to Benicia Main Street between Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, May 18 to receive a discount card for 10 to 15 % off at participating downtown Benicia merchants during the same period. Some restrictions may apply.

Participating businesses; Adobe, Benicia Art Glass, Benicia Main Street, Elisa’s Cottage, Happy Life Pottery, Le Sparkly Chateau, Pups & Purrz, Roberto’s Fine Jewelry, Sepay Groves Olive Oil & Sparkly Ragz.

The Family Resource Center (FRC), established in 2004, is a community-based center under the umbrella of the Benicia Police Department’s Special Operations division. The center provides assistance for families with the aim of keeping children safe and keeping families strong. The FRC provides information, referrals, parent education and other support services to Benicia families.

While the police department continually applies for grants to cover the program’s operating expenses, those funds do not cover the cost of stocking a community closet full of emergency products.

“Spring Into Giving is a win-win all around,” says Benicia Main Street Executive Director Nancy Martinez. “The public gets to learn about and donate to a great community cause while at the same time supporting local downtown businesses.”

Suggested donation items include new, unused baby wipes, baby shampoo and soap, diapers, deodorant, body wash, feminine hygiene products, hair brushes, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Donations may be dropped off at Benicia Main Street, located at the foot of First Street at 90 First St., weekdays from 11am to 4pm and weekends 12pm to 4pm.

Donations are accepted year-round at the Family Resource Center at 150 East K St., by appointment only. Donations made at that location are not eligible for the promotional discount card. For more information about the Family Resource Center at 707-746-4352.

For more information about Benicia Main Street,  visit us at 90 1st Street or call 707-745-9791.