Written by: Shannon Fissori
It’s the little things that often seem so big. Clothing, diapers, school supplies. They may seem insignificant to many of us but it’s hard imagining life without them. Unfortunately, due to tough economic times or difficult circumstances, many children in our communities go without these essential items. Fortunately, there are amazing organizations like the Children’s Resource Network of the Central Coast that help bridge that gap.
This network is a dedicated partnership of volunteers, businesses and family advocates who work collaboratively along with local schools, government agencies and other non-profit organizations to help struggling families. By collecting and distributing clothes, shoes, school supplies, blankets, diapers and basic household items they provide an invaluable resource to children in our community who are homeless, in foster care or have parents who are financially disadvantaged.
The great thing about their model is that anyone can get involved. Parents can pass on gently worn maternity clothes to young pregnant mothers. Students can participate in school drives to collect backpacks for other students. It fosters a sense of community while helping those in need.
Click here to learn more about the work they do and how you can get involved.