Local Businesses Help Brighten Holidays for CEDARS Kids
Some kids wish for a safe place to sleep. That heartbreaking truth is the reality that CEDARS (www.cedarskids.org) works every day to change.
Over 300 children will be staying safe in CEDARS care over the holidays. For many, it is because they have no other safe place to spend the night. Many come with just the clothing on their backs. And for many, this is the first time they have spent the holidays away from their homes.
“The holidays are a time of excitement and magic. We want to keep that joy for the kids during this difficult time in their young lives,” said Jim Blue, President of CEDARS.
Throughout the month, local businesses are asking employees, customers and clients for help in collecting toys, clothes and other gifts for the children at CEDARS. These donations send such a strong, positive message to the children. Oftentimes, their lives are filled with chaos and disappointment, but these gifts show them that someone really cares for them. “It’s a powerful message,” Blue said.
Anyone interested in helping to #GiveJoy to the children at CEDARS is encouraged to contact Tracy Christensen at (402) 437-8820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about how CEDARS cares for children and their families, call (402) 434-KIDS (5437) or visit www.cedarskids.org.