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Help Needed for Car Cruise

posted Apr 14, 2014, 3:39 PM by Buddy Bags

We are still in need of help for our Car Cruise on Sunday, May 4 at the Princeton High School.  There are tasks for all abilities and ages.  You can find a list of the jobs and time slots at www.princetonbuddybags.org/documents.  Look under 2014 Fundraisers.  We appreciate everyone that works to make the Princeton Buddy Bags a success.  

Info to share from our last meeting on April 3

posted Apr 4, 2014, 2:27 PM by Buddy Bags

Our updated Buddy Bags brochure can be found online
The Buddy Bags fudge sale was a big success!  Thank you to all who sold fudge and/or bought fudge.  
We have a number of activities and events planned for Spring and Summer, so keep an eye open for new news.  
  • Car Show- May 4
  • Open House- June 8
  • Lunch in the Park- August 1 

Food Collection Challenge

posted Apr 4, 2014, 2:19 PM by Buddy Bags

The Bureau Valley Buddy Bag program was able to collect over 700 items for their program.  We are hoping that the Princeton Elementary program can best that number.  As an incentive, we will donate to the playground fund if you can get over 700 items.  Food will be collected beginning  April 28-May 2.  A list of approved items is below.  You also can also see the list on our flyer here   

Needed Food Items Must be Individual Servings and Prepackaged


Canned meats, soups, and pasta (with pop tops):

Microwave Soups (including Ramen Noodles and Ramen Cups, etc.)

Pasta Cups (including Microwavable Mac N’ Cheese, Chef Boyardee, Spaghetti, Ravioli, etc.)

Vienna Sausages, Beanie Weenies, and Baked Beans

Chicken and Tuna Salad Kits, individually sealed with crackers


Fruits and juices:

Cups of applesauce, Fruit cups, 100% juice boxes (not pouches), etc.


Breakfast items:

Small boxed cereal, Breakfast bars and/or Pop Tarts, Milk boxes (shelf stable), etc.


Snacks (individual sized):

Raisins, Pudding or Jell-O cups, Pretzels and/or goldfish, Cheese crackers, Animal crackers, packaged cookies, etc

Car Cruise

posted Apr 4, 2014, 2:00 PM by Buddy Bags

Princeton Buddy Bags will have a Car Cruise on Sunday, May 4.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. We will also have food and a 50/50 drawing.  We need lots of help, as this is on a Sunday, many of our helpers are not available.  We have a variety of activities for all skill levels (registration, food, 50/50, baked sale).  If you are unable to help, you can still support us by buying food at the show or making something for the baked sale.  If you would like one of our flyers, you can download a copy here.  

Easter Bag Donations

posted Mar 10, 2014, 3:40 PM by Buddy Bags   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 4:07 PM ]

In the past, along with our holiday boxes for the kids, we have included a gift bag with little goodies.  These are secular bags as they go through the schools, but in the past we have had a lot of churches and organizations donate.  We will need enough for approximately 65 bags.  We are looking for Easter candy and any other Easter things that people are willing to donate.  The  Easter boxes will be packed  on Wednesday, March 19.  If you are able to donate would you please let us know if you are donating as an individual or organization and what you are able to contribute.  You can contact us through our Facebook page, email at princetonbuddybags@gmail.com, or call the First Christian Church at 815-879-0916
Thanks for your support

Thanks for Help with Food Delivery

posted Mar 10, 2014, 3:40 PM by Buddy Bags

Thank you to everyone that helped with the food deliver for Buddy Bags on Saturday March 8.  It is a good workout, but really helps us out.  

Help with Food Delivery

posted Mar 6, 2014, 5:41 PM by Buddy Bags   [ updated Mar 6, 2014, 5:47 PM ]

We are having food delivered for Buddy Bags this Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 am.  We would appreciate anyone that is able to help take food upstairs to our storage area.  We form a line up the stairs to move the food, so even if you are unable to go up and down stairs, you can still be helpful as part of the group as long as you do not have trouble lifting and passing the loads.  If you are available to help we will be in the education building behind the First Christian Church (125 S Main St).  Everyone is welcome to help.  Thanks to everyone for your continued support. 

New Buddy Bags Logo

posted Jan 20, 2014, 5:39 PM by Buddy Bags

Buddy Bags has a new logo.  This is a simpler logo that will make publicity easier.  We are hoping to get our new logo on banners, flyers, and our other publicity soon.  You can find a link to the new logo under our Documents tab  

Buddy Bags T-shirts

posted Jan 20, 2014, 5:29 PM by Buddy Bags   [ updated Jan 20, 2014, 5:29 PM ]

Buddy will be selling t-shirts as a fundraiser.  We will two different shirts.  A blue one will be for volunteers and those that help us with fundraising.  It will feature our new logo with Princeton Buddy Bags on  the front.  The logo will also be on the back along with Volunteer.  We will also have a red shirt with the Buddy Bags logo on it for those that would like to support us.  The cost for the shirts will be $10 for sizes small through large and $12 for sizes x-large and bigger.  Right Now, we are trying to get a count of how many shirts to order.  If you would like a shirt would you please contact us through email at princetonbuddybags@gmail.com or call the First Christian Church at 815-879-0916.   

Car Cruise Fundraiser

posted Jan 20, 2014, 5:20 PM by Buddy Bags

Princeton Buddy Bags will be holding a car cruise at the Princeton High School North Parking lot on May 4.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m.  Cost is $5.00 and 1 food item per car.  A flyer for the event can be found in our documents under 2014 fundraisers.  We are hoping to have food and other activities at the event, so please check back for more details as the event gets closer.   

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