Friday, December 21, 2012

Feel Good Friday - Loved Twice

My friends, the holiday season is upon us; Hanukkah, Christmas, and the end of the Mayan calendar. (If you don't read the blog this week because you're running from meteor showers, or just out buying a new calendar, you are forgiven.)

This time of year is usually spent with friends and family and often includes a gift exchange.  By now you've most likely either given your gifts or have them at your house ready to wrap. (If you don't read the blog this week because you've got to do some last minute shopping, you are also forgiven.)

This blog focus on gift-giving that happens year round.  Loved Twice is a non-profit organization that clothes newborns in need with recycled baby clothing for the first year of life.  They collect gently-used babywear, sort these garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.

Theirs is a simple solution that supports disadvantaged babies while recycling thousands of onesies, swaddling blankets, and babywear that would otherwise end up in landfills. Since their inception in 2005 they have distributed 432,000 garments and clothed 5700 babies!

In a season of celebrating a famous birth, consider helping out the babies that are being born every day by giving what you can; clothes, money or time.

As for keeping those used clothes out of the landfill... tune in next week to find out what other creative strategies people are using to stop trash in it's tracks.

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