Imagine having to watch your baby sleep in a laundry basket or a cardboard box. It sounds unreal but it's a reality for many families in third-world countries. However, one local school is working to change that, one crib at a time.
Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center does a service project each year for the community. This year, they decided to do a global project with the help of the community. They came up with the idea of donating cribs to third-world countries. So far, they have collected about 53 cribs but they are hoping to collect much more. They are also taking donations for items like bedding, clothing and toys.
Katie Huey, the Director of Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center, says the cribs and items will be shipped off to Jamaica, with the help of an organization out of Florida.
"I have a picture of children in laundry baskets and cardboard boxes. When you see a baby in a cardboard box it just breaks your heart. We have so many gifts in America and we're so grateful for all we have. This is a wonderful opportunity to take something that's gently used that you no longer need and give it to a child who desperately needs it," Huey said.
The third week of February, the school will set up a large container for donations. They are in need of about 2,000 cribs and bedding, toys and clothing. If you would like to donate, please contact Katie Huey at 806-771-2077.
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