Cindy at My Corner of Katy asks us to post three photos on Thursday. They don’t even have to be related. The assumption is they might be related to gardening I suppose and you might wonder what toddler snowsuits have to do with my garden.
Well, I consider that my garden includes that most tender crop, all the children of my community. I am very happy that our local independent department store, Wilson’s, and my newspaper, The Recorder, sponsor Warm the Children every year. This project provides children of enlisted families with winter clothes from underwear to warm winter coats and snowpants.
Last year I helped set up this school gymnasium with boxes of underwear, sweat shirts and pants, sox and racks and racks of snow jackets and pants for children under 18. This afternoon I took my turn taking families through and helping them find everything on offer. It is a joy to watch a six year old try on jackets and try and make a choice between the brown jacket with a ‘fur’ trimmed hood, and the pink jacket with its own matching scarf. There was also a series of tables filled with donated handknit mittens and hats that people could choose from. I had no idea there were so many knitters in our community.
It was an honor to have a small part in this project that ensures the children of our community to have their basic need for warm clothes met. This is New England and it gets cold! If anyone wants to donate money to this program send them to Warm the Children, c/o The Recorder, 14 Hope Street, Greenfield, MA 010301. Now check out My Corner of Katy to see other Three for Thursday photos.