4. November 2011 16:18
As the winter months draw near and chilly days remind us to bundle up, we know that many young children in Durham are without coats, mittens and warm layers of clothing to protect them from the cold weather. Temperatures drop and families in need depend upon donations and local programs that provide living essentials.
But even those programs struggle to keep up with need. Welcome Baby is one of those programs. As part of its free family support and parenting education services, Welcome Baby offers a year-round Giving Closet that is sustained through community donations of new and gently used items. The Giving Closet provides free children's clothes for families in need. Families may attend four times during the program year to collect items.
According to program coordinator Pat Harris, the Welcome Baby Giving Closet is in dire need of winter children's clothing, particularly any size girls' clothing and boys' clothing 2T and up.
“Our most recent numbers indicate that about 800 families per year use the Giving Closet,” says Harris. “This crucial service for families only functions because of generous donations from the community.”
Please consider giving to this cause this holiday season.
What: Welcome Baby’s Giving Closet
Donations: Clothes, sizes newborn - 5, maternity clothes, and baby equipment
Donations are accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
Where: Welcome Baby, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701. Call for directions 560-7150.
Welcome Baby is a program of Durham County Cooperative Extension and is partially funded by Durham's Partnership for Children.