Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Once Upon a child and donations

Working on a labor and delivery floor, you hear a ton of stories from the patients.  Some good and some bad.  It can be about anything, but the biggest one is financial hardships.  Some are genuinely struggling, and some are taking advantage of the government.

Hearing these stories from the families who are trying their best to do things right, but are struggling is heartbreaking.  It makes me reflect on how stable our home and finances are for our girls.  I always try to help others and do my best to turn a negative into a positive.

We decided to start going through all the girls stuff.  I was trying to find a good place to send it all and decided on donating some of it and selling some of it to Once upon a child.

We sold the girls infant beddings, high chairs, and some clothes to Once Upon a Child.  We also donated some clothes to Goodwill.  We plan on giving the infant car seats to someone in need (we have all the instructions and checked the expiration dates so it is safe).  We also have two convertible cribs we plan on donating too.

It feels so good to know that I am helping families in need out.  As the girls get older, I hope to set an example for them.  Once the girls understand, we plan on having them donate some toys and clothes every so often and to teach them that there are some families in need (right now we do it for them).

If you have any clothes, toys, or equipment that people may be able to use; please don't toss it.  Donate it to Goodwill or give it to someone.  Please put yourselves in their shoes before throwing things away!

Also if you know anyone in need of cribs or infant car seats, please let me know!

In the end, all I want if for a child to experience happiness.  To see them light up, just like my girls in this picture.  Every child deserves this!