Here’s an email I just received:
I hope that you are having a fabulous week! I am reaching out to you because Cradles to Crayons is currently in huge need of volunteer help over the next couple of months. We’ve been experiencing an increase in orders and as the temperature drops we only expect the demand for everyday essentials to increase even more. Currently, over 900 hundred orders for local children are waiting to be filled! Please consider spending a shift at The Giving Factory to help keep thousands of area kids safe and warm this winter.
If you are interested in signing a group up to volunteer, please contact Terrel Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.471.8417 x127. Available volunteer shifts are attached to this email. Please be aware that shifts are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support!
I just dropped off a car FULL of donations at C2C ~ with thanks to Miss Julie at Small Wonders Pre-School for donating all of their post-yard-sale “good enough for your own child” clothes. A trip to Quincy from the North Shore isn’t nearly as daunting as it sounds. Quincy can be a tough place to navigate (this I know from years of taking my girls there for Irish dance competitions, driving around pre-GPS looking for the venues). BUT, C2C is EASY to find, just a short couple of minutes off of Exit 12… And, driving through the tunnel is easy, too. Stay in the middle and drive… I have to say that I think the Big Dig did ultimately make for an expedited drive through the city…
I’ve blogged a great deal about this fabulous organization. Volunteering at C2C is a big part of their approach to helping families in need locally get free, quality clothing for their children. After all, with volunteers manning the factory, led by a wonderful staff, they are able to keep their overhead costs down. From National Honor Society groups to church groups to eco-friendly groups, to small businesses that want to help employees bond over a shared cause, this is a hands-on, take action way to truly help. It’s about walking the walk for those who talk the talk…
Looks like I’ll have to get a Time Well Spent group together to volunteer for a shift! I’ll check the calendar and post details soon.
Carpe Diem ~ Nancy