I am once again hosting an open house with beverages and food at my office at 220-230 Commercial Street in Boston.
December 6th from 6-8pm
Cadles to Crayons is a very important cause that means a lot to the children in need of warmth and love. Please consider stopping by for a drink and donating some gently used or new winter clothing.
I want to share a story from a social worker at one of Cradles to Crayons' partner agencies that serves to remind me of the importance of our mission and the meaning of Thanksgiving.
“Jaclyn was going to school wearing a fleece sweatshirt over layered tank tops, thin t-shirts and summer dresses in order to keep warm in 34 degree weather. Jaclyn’s mom said that she would cry while waiting for the school bus because it was so cold out. It was extremely difficult for her mom to see this, but she did not want Jaclyn to miss school because she could not afford warm clothing. At school, Jaclyn’s teachers were concerned and would search for a coat to borrow so she could safely play with her classmates outside.
I quickly placed a request with Cradles to Crayons. The package not only provided a warm winter coat, but took a heavy burden of guilt off of her mother and allowed Jaclyn to thrive at school without fear of being cold or feeling left out.”
So in this season of giving, what will you do to give thanks? I hope you will consider a donation to help provide winter coats to local children like Jaclyn. Imagine the impact your donation can make.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving,