This is a request to the Coconut Family and a challenge directly for our Coconuts to share their gently used clothing with other children who may be less fortunate. Parents Let’s help our kids so they can start making a difference in this world now. If you are at all like me, each year you find that the majority of your children’s clothes no longer fit. In fact, very often there will be clothes from seasons past that have not been worn at all. In our house it's all about recycle reuse and share, so each year I give away bags of clothing to friends or goodwill. Sound familiar? I also receive bags of clothing from my friends. I'm always thrilled for the help and I appreciate that we are all trying to conserve. But the truth is we all do have more than our children will probably ever use. Wouldn’t it be great if we could give these clothes directly to a child that can use them this year? And to a family who really needs them? Thanks to the commitment of the Children’s Home Society of NJ, we can.
The way it works is really simple. Our campers choose some of their favorite play clothes or dress clothes that no longer fit, then they help wash and fold their gently used clothing, knowing that it is going to be given to another little boy or girl to use for this summer season. On May 21st we will have a Pizza Packing Party at I AM Fitness. We will together sort and place the clothes in bags and seal label it: for example: Boy size 5, or Girl size 10 etc. The packages will then be delivered to the children's home Society of New Jersey (there is one office in Trenton and one in Ocean but all areas of New Jersey and Easton Pennsylvania are served). The team there will match the packages directly to the families who need them and can use them right away. Nothing will be thrown into a clothing bin, and nothing will be sold for scraps. Your child’s outfit will wind up clothing another child of that size and gender this summer.
For this drive we need the clothes to be presented as a gift to the recipients, so that it will be received with as much love as it is given by our little ones. We ask for an RSVP if you are going to participate so we know how much pizza we need! Please email email@example.com to participate! Thank you!
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