I think it is safe to say spring is on everyone’s mind and you can just about smell it in the air! Even if it is only in our imaginations as we looked out the window yesterday morning while gazing at the snow flurries falling. Maybe it’s just me , but when the change in season happens it is like an invisible switch automatically flips us into “clean out mode”. You know, it is that moment when you realize so many of the things accumulated over the past year or so have outgrown their usefulness and it is time to let someone else enjoy their benefits.
When that happens to you this spring, especially to those of you who have small or young children, I would like for you to consider donating those no longer, yet still in good condition items, to Cradles to Crayons! CONCERN’s Southeast Regional office is a distribution partner with Cradles to Crayons and our children and families benefit greatly from their mission. Children grow quickly and if they are having fun, often they wear out their clothes before outgrowing them! Cradles to Crayons helps our families offset the cost of keeping the children looking their best. In addition to clothing items, Cradles to Crayons also accepts and provides equipment such as safety gates, bouncy chairs, mobiles, booster seats, high chairs, swings…just about anything you can think of with the exception of cribs and beds.
There are many wonderful organizations in the area who provide support to children and families in need and I encourage you to find one which reflects your values and ideals. If you have not found one yet, I ask you to consider Cradles to Crayons…they are a wonderful local organization supporting children in your own area. Check out their website here.