Dreams of Thomaston is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2009 by Ron and Suzanne Shafer to address an enormous omission in the public assistance programs available to families and individuals who find themselves in situations where they are on little or no income, fixed income such as seniors on pension or disability, soldiers overseas, veterans in VA hospitals and even homeless.
Personal health and hygiene products cannot be purchased under S.N.A.P. or W.I.C programs – only food. The small income is quickly consumed by basic-need bills such as electricity, water, etc., and many of the homeless do not even have these resources. Local charities can provide food, but stock little or no non-food items.
These essentials have been all but overlooked: soap, shampoo, toothpaste & toothbrushes, bandages, deodorant, dish soap, laundry detergent, household cleaners, paper towels, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, tissue, diapers, baby wipes and other essentials to good health.
Dreams of Thomaston collects these necessities through donations and distributes them to those in need. We can provide on a one-time basis or on a recurring monthly basis. We distribute to individuals, families, assisted living facilities and others in need all across the country.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Thomaston is a small quaint town where Suzanne Shafer grew up. It’s the kind of town where everyone knows and helps you. When the Auchumpkee Creek Bridge in Upson County was destroyed in a storm, the town came together to rebuild it. That’s why we named our organization after Thomaston and use the Auchumpkee Creek Bridge as our logo. Because if we all “Come together to help others” then everyone benefits. Auchumpkee Creek Bridge Story