Nonprofit charity Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and furniture and gear maker Delta Children donated 200 cribs to families last week. The donations kicked off K.I.D.S.'s national Safe Sleep campaign designed to educate parents and caregivers about safe sleeping conditions. The cribs, valued at $60,000, were donated to the charity Baby Buggy at its Children's Institute site in Los Angeles and will be distributed to needy families in the area.
The Toys "R" Us Children's Fund donated $500,000 to Save the Children, a charity that is helping families and children affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many Toys "R" Us stores were hit by the hurricane, including the company's headquarters in Wayne, NJ. The donated funds will help Save the Children to distribute items such as diapers and baby wipes.
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. is asking for help in product and cash donations to provide disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy. Families along the East Coast have suffered floods, fires, storm surges, power outages and blizzards as a result of the massive storm, and many families have been left with nothing. As a result, children and families in shelters and in affected communities are in dire need of new apparel, blankets, shoes, toys, baby products and books as well as cash donations.
The charity plans to distribute 4,000 pieces of Gerber Childrenswear today to approximately 250 families in Miami. K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.) is giving out the items at Neat Stuff, an organization that aids in providing necessities to abused and abandoned children, hoping to inspire their self worth. The charity is implementing its national "Clothes 4 K.I.D.S." campaign in the state due to its high levels of poverty. K.I.D.S. supplied Florida's homeless families with nearly $1 million worth of shoes, clothing, books and other children's products in 2011.