December Issue: Children in Need
This month’s service theme is Children in Need. December is all about holiday giving. But as we all know, this is a particularly challenging time for families who are already in crisis. Many of us are blessed to have our health and the ability to live our lives and provide for our families. This is most certainly not the case for many families. Our goal is to help brighten a child’s holiday this year.
Here is an opportunity for our members and supporters to collect and donate to the two agencies we have chosen to partner with this December: CRADLES to CRAYONS and SHALVA.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SHALVA’s current policy is to only accept gift cards. Should you wish to donate a $10.00 Target gift card to SHALVA, please make sure that when you drop it off, it is in sealed envelope labeled NCJW GIVES BACK.
There will be two ways for you to give to CRADLES to CRAYONS in December. You can drop off new or very gently used items at one of our designated collection locations or go to the attached CRADLES to CRAYONS wish list on AMAZON and choose an item from that list https://a.co/9gOmNeI.
If you’d like to start a project a home, think about knitting scarves or mittens. Children’s toys, books and infant/baby/toddler outerwear are all items that will be needed this holiday season.
|CRADLES TO CRAYONS MOST NEEDED||OTHER ACCEPTED ITEMS|
|Hats, gloves and scarves
(sizes infant through youth 8-12)
(infant to youth sizes 18/20)
(sizes newborn to adult medium)
|Socks, Underwear, Pajamas|
(sizes 5 infant/toddler to adult 10)
|New Diapers||New toys (NO STUFFED ANIMALS,
RIDE-ON TOYS, or PLASTIC STRUCTURES)
(crib or twin)
|New Towels and Washcloths|
We will be collecting these items on December 6th, 7th and 8th. We will have collection spots in Chicago and many suburban areas and hope one will be convenient for you. If you are interested in donating, please supply your name and email address on the form below and the addresses of our drop-off locations will be sent to you via an email.
If it is not possible for you to get to a drop-off location, but still want to donate, please indicate that on the form below or send an email to [email protected] prior to December 6, 2020, and we will connect with you to schedule a pick-up.