The MISSION of Blessed Be Baskets for Babies is to serve children, youth, and their families. regardless of family status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, economic conditions, and spiritual, metaphysical, or religious affiliation. Blessed Be Baskets provides the resources of Emergency perishable food, baby food, diapers, wipes, and Baby cereal to families in the surrounding Tampa Bay areas.
The MISSION of Blessed Be Baskets is to never sacrifice the dignity, and pride of clients. We will never judge, those who need help. Those we give guidance to, are a reflection of ourselves During our hard times. Together we can Heal.
The MISSION of Blessed Be Baskets for Babies provides diapers, wipes, baby food in all stages, juice, and cereal, and new blankets for the cooler months to Teen Moms and Dads through the program. We also support below poverty level families in the community as well with perishable groceryís when needed. Currently there are NO STATE OR LOCAL resource centers that provide this type of assistance to parents. Blessed Be Baskets for Babies are planning, and working diligently on changing this alarming fact. But we can only do so with the support of the community and yourself.
Blessed Be Baskets for Babies is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE, because no other program exists anywhere in the United States. Too often we forget that food pantries and resource centers focus in on the non-perishable items, and clothes to aid a family in need. However families do include Children. If a family has a baby or a toddler, and can not afford the rising costs for taking care of their child; what resources do they have to turn to?
The Blessed Be Basket Program focuses on the Children and Toddlers by collecting donations in the form of Gift Cards or Gift Certificates From providers such as:
Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart Super-Centers
Target and Target Super-Centers
Sweet Bay Grocery Stores
Toys R Us
Or Visa/Mastercard Gift Cards
We understand that parting with cash is scary in this day and age because many claim to support a cause, and then they do not. We would rather handle donations through gift cards, and certificates or through pay pal to ensure safety and reliability plus the added advantage of allowing our supporters to track their gracious support.
Blessed Be Baskets for Babies is one program sponsored by our non-profit Educational Center The Temple Foundation, which fosters the spiritual and intellectual growth of those interested in a variety of spiritual practices and beliefs. We DO NOT insist on any religious, or spiritual services, Religion and belief is for personal growth and personal choice. Yet we do offer a library of information on various ancient practices and philosophies to give others an opportunity to understand the world from many perspectives. In the future the Temple will develop a religious/spiritual curriculum that actually addresses the development of virtue and personal character for everyone, while pragmatically teaching how one can build a life that inspires individuals to be a contributing asset to society, instead of being a forgotten one of society.
Along with the Temple is our subsidiary The Morning Star Fellowship Inc. The Morning Star's MISSION is centered on Ecuador to devote resources to (1) Providing education to Ecuadorians who otherwise would not be able to attend high school, with emphasis on skills training, computer training, as this will provide a way out of the extreme poverty; and (2) To Shelter the physically abused women so they can get training as well in a skill or job that will make them self-supporting, free from physical violence and insure an avenue away from poverty.
The Temple of Archaic Wisdom and the Congregation of the Morning Star GOVERNING PRECEPT is :
" DO ONLY THAT WHICH IS RIGHT"
The Beauty of this precept is that it slices through sophism, cynicism, and its relations to address the ontological basis for ACTION; instead of engaging in convoluted discussion of ethics, legalism, or misplaces/inappropriate dogma. The Sole Purpose is to Aid others, and the most important of them are the individuals which make up the families needing guidance and support. Allowing them to Keep their Dignity and Pride in themselves in tact, and not belittled by State or Local Governments because of loss of income, lack or income, or the sky-rocketing costs to take care of their families.
Each of us, in our lives has traveled down a path when we did not know where money would come from to cover bills, housing, or medication. Now imagine for a moment having to worry how to buy a $13.00 package of Diapers, and other necessities for a child in a family crises. This can change, but it requires a HERO to make it happen.
As the Director of the Blessed Be Basket for Babies Program and the Founder of The Temple Foundation, I look to you the reader and Hope that Your a HERO willing to Help us Break this statistic and Help a Child In Need.