In response to a great need for children’s warm clothing, the Ipswich High School National Honor Society has organized an emergency clothing drive. The clothing will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, a great organization that distributes clothing to needy children throughout the state, via hundreds of social service providers.
For all the warm coat drives that take place (which are great), there is a shortage of warm clothing in general ~ from long-sleeved shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts, to cozy jammies and robes and long pants. Larger kids clothing sizes are in particularly dire need for the pre-teens who are known for coming in all shapes and sizes as their bodies start that wonderful process known as adolescence. Which reminds me ~ If your pre-teens have been through a growth spurt, you might have some warm clothing that fit your child(ren) last fall and suddenly and quickly have somehow “shrunk” ~ no longer fitting that pre-teen who is growing before your very eyes.
Drop-off locations include all of the Ipswich school lobbies, the YMCA and the Ipswich Public Library.
You can read all about Cradles to Crayons by visiting their website or simply by searching via my search tool in the right-hand column (I’ve blogged about C2C a lot!).
If you are aware of a local organization that isn’t currently partnering with Cradles to Crayons that might be able to use some warm kids’ clothes, as well, please encourage them to contact me directly.