We are collecting diapers of all sizes (including individual diapers, open bags, and swim diapers) for donation to help local low income families from now until Friday June 9th. Disposable diaper donations will be sent to the Diaper Depot in Waltham. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any pre-owned cloth diapers that you would like to donate and I will confirm a pick-up plan with our local rep from Share The Love national cloth diaper bank.
Diaper Need Facts:
● One out of three families struggle to buy diapers.
● Diapers can cost up to $100 per month per child and cannot be purchased through government assistance programs such as WIC and food stamps.
● Families with an inadequate supply of clean diapers may attempt to wash and reuse disposable diapers, keep their children in soiled diapers for extended periods, and be denied participation in day care (preventing parents from working).
Thanks for your support!!
Introducing – CNS Marker Recycling!
Exciting news! CNS will now start collecting old magic markers, dry erase markers, and highlighters of all brands from families and teachers/staff as part of the Crayola ColorCycle program! Items collected will be shipped to Crayola (at the company’s expense) and converted into clean-burning transportation fuel and electricity, as well as a wax compound for asphalt. Please look for the collection barrel currently on display on Robbie’s desk (I’ll let you know when it finds a new more permanent home location at CNS).
Also, here’s a cost-saving eco tip – dried up markers can often be revitalized or turned into water color paint at home (prior to recycling)! See these links for instructions:
Thanks for continuing to bring in Terracycle donations! Some important reminders:
1. Keep it clean. The outside of all items must be reasonably clean. Please shake crumbs out of any bags/wrappers. Pouches and personal care items should have extra food/air/product squeezed out and have caps on. Your help is greatly appreciated to avoid attracting bugs and mice, and to make my job sorting/packaging items faster and less messy.
2. Items NOT to bring in. Due to limited storage space at CNS, please use your home curb-side recycling pick up for any items that are accepted by your town (for example, Lexington will accept any plastic #1-#7 including bottle pumps/triggers). Please do NOT bring in snack bags or juice pouches (ex Honest kids, Capri Sun) at this time as we are still on the waitlist for these programs (please consider collecting these at home and I’ll send out an update if/when we are able to start collecting them at CNS).
Here is a reminder of the items that we ARE currently able to accept:
1. Single-serving food pouches (ex apple sauce, baby/toddler food)
2. Foil-lined wrappers for granola, energy, meal replacement, and protein bars
3. Toiletries (toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, lipstick/balm tubes, and containers for floss/deodorant/hair/skin/cosm
4. Plastic liners from inside cereal boxes and plastic cereal bags
5. Brita filters/packaging
Thank you so much for your help and contributions!!!
Social Committee Update
Hike at Great Brook State Farm in Carlisle – Sunday, June 4 at 10AM
Join us this Sunday for the CNS family hike at Great Brook State Farm. We will meet at the picnic tables at 10am before hiking the one mile Litchfield Loop. The hike takes about 30 minutes and is accessible with a jogging stroller.After the hike enjoy a snack on the lawn beside the pond, watch the tadpoles and toads, get an ice cream or visit the farm animals.
This is the hike we did last year. It’s the perfect hike, visually and physically, for the preschool age group. The loop begins with some small hills through the woods. Jogging strollers would get through without a problem, but there is also a grassy flat trail that runs parallel. The trail then runs beside a field, passing the barn, silos and animals a short distance away.Please remember your bug spray, sun block, blankets, snack and balls/frisbees for the lawn.
*From Rt. 128:* Take exit 31B. Follow Route 225 West for 8 miles to theCarlisle center rotary, then turn right on Lowell St. (following the sign
to Chelmsford.) Fern’s Market is on the corner. The Park entrance is 1.8
miles ahead on the right. Make right hand turn onto North Road. Parking
area is 1/4 mile down on left.
There is a $2 fee/car.
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