Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Showers!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! This month is the month of April Showers and Advanced Bone & Joint is collecting donation items for The Crisis Nursery. We are collecting everything you can imagine and we are collecting throughout the whole month of April!  

 Below is a suggested list of items you can donate.

The Crisis Nursery Wish List:
Art paint, 
Play Dough - especially the multicultural dough

Model Magic
craft kits and model kits for older boys

Multicultural shades of construction paper

Size 4, 5, 6 diapers and pull-ups

High Efficiency laundry detergent
dish soap

Size AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries

bubble bath, baby wash
Disney or other Children’s DVDs rated G or PG

Clothing in sizes 3T-16/18
new underwear and socks

Dress up clothes for boys and girls

Plastic spoons and forks
Paper plates
Sippy cups
Paper towels

Lysol Wipes,
Swiffer cleaning pads and cleaner, laminate floor cleaner, kitchen trash bags
Culturally diverse Barbie & Ken dolls, Dolls (boys and girls) doll clothing

Mega Blocks or Legos
Matchbox Cars & Trucks
musical & light-up toys

Coats and shoes for school aged children

Toys (especially for children ages 8-12)

Hair products for African American children

Nintendo DS system

Cereal & Snacks
Enfamil with Lipil (or store brand milk based)

Fruit juice,
canned fruit & vegetables,
canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs)

peanut butter, jelly, macaroni & cheese

Gift Certificates to Shop N Save, Save-A-Lot, Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart Quik Trip Gas Cards.
Bus Tickets (Available for purchase from Schnuck’sCustomer Service) are always very much appreciated.Please remember that these are just suggestions. We do ask however, that you not donate any violent or war-related items.

The Crisis Nursery is a wonderful organization committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Crisis Nursery provides emergency intervention, respite and support to families in crisis. Here are a few things they do for children and families in need in our community:

    Short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment
    Helping families resolve crisis
    Offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parent education.
    Community outreach and awareness
    Advocacy for children and families.

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