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Donate to upcoming Cradles to Crayons children’s clothing drive at Fumo Library

Since it is spring cleaning time, you may want to get rid of unwanted items, especially clothing that your child may have outgrown.

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A Cradles to Crayons clothing drive is being held at the Fumo Family Library at 2437 S. Broad St. starting on Monday, April 25 to collect clothing and other items for children who are homeless or live in a low-income home.

You can donate items for children ranging from newborn to age 12.

Here are some of the things the organization collects:

  • Clothing and coats (youth sizes 0–20 and adult sizes small & medium)
  • New socks, underwear, and pajamas (only accepted in new condition)
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
  • Books, especially baby board books
  • Brand new arts and crafts/school supplies
  • Baby supplies and bedding (up to size twin)
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Baby equipment, especially strollers and car seats within five years old
  • New and like-new toys (new toys are used for birthday gifts. Gently-used toys must have all pieces. We do not accept stuffed animals, ride-on toys, or plastic play structures)
  • New hygiene supplies for ages 0 to 12
  • New batteries

The most-needed items for the children supported through this program include boys and girls clothing from youth size 0 through 7/8, size 6 diapers, new hygiene items (shampoos, baby lotions, etc.) and diaper wipes.

You will have the opportunity to donate at this location for two weeks, from April 25 through May 9. You can read more about what Cradles to Crayons does as an organization here.

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