Each week throughout 2011 I will share how I am giving back somehow, whether it’s by offering my resources, my time, my talents or my support.
Giving back doesn’t have to be on a grand scale. And doesn’t have to be about money.
Oftentimes charities, organizations, causes and foundations need support beyond donations. And that’s what I’m going to try to focus on.
I will be sharing what I’m doing each week; perhaps you, too, will be inspired to give back.
Together we can make a difference.
52 Weeks of Giving: Week 15
There’s a drop box in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop I frequent. I’m used to seeing it, especially because it has a memorable logo: the word “Kiducation” with a pencil under it, and the tagline “We turn used clothing into new kids through education.”
I’ve always figured it was a drop box for a kids’ charity, but I never really looked into what it was all about.
With my 52 Weeks of Giving project, however, I’ve been on the lookout for ways to give, so I did a little research and found that the drop box is associated with Community Crusade for Children, based in nearby Connecticut. According to its site:
“Community Crusade for Children, Inc. is a non profit, clothing recycling organization that was formed in 1996…
Our funds are generated by the people in the community that donate adult and children’s clothing and shoes. A portion generated from the sales is returned to the participating towns, schools and other organizations or charities.
Our goal is to help improve the education of children. Community Crusade for Children, Inc. makes financial contributions to existing centers of learning such as children’s schools, libraries, day care centers ,summer camps as well as other educational programs.”
I had a couple of things to donate to this worthy cause, so I placed them in the drop box in the Stop & Shop parking lot.
You’ve probably seen these types of drop boxes, too… maybe not for this specific non-profit, but for another one that uses donations of clothing and shoes to do good in the community. Next time you’re looking to get rid of some unused clothing, I encourage you to look into how you can put it to good use by donating it to a non-profit like Community Crusade for Children!