Off the Wish List! How In Kind Donations Help Students in a Preschool in Schenectady.

November 28, 2017

Off the Wish List!

Our wish list is generated by the people who work here, as a way to get items donated for their classrooms and therapy areas. Donations come from parents, staff members, and other kind, awesome folks from all over our community. Donations that are material rather than monetary are called “in kind” donations. Often, the items that people are done with – maybe they’ve outgrown them or no longer use them – are very useful here at the school since we have so very many different needs. People love to check our wish list and donate what they can!  Donated in kind items are received regularly and give our students all kinds of new opportunities for learning and positive reinforcement.

Remember, our students are children from as young as 2 years old all the way up to age 12. We have students with diverse needs and interests, and teachers and therapists who provide highly individualized programming for each and every child. This makes for a great many wishes! As a nonprofit, we can’t afford to buy everything that our kids want, which is where our wish list comes in!

Our wish list is updated each and every week based on the needs presented by the staff.  Maybe you’d like to help? Check here:  Crossroads Center for Children’s WISH-LIS

Today, Kathleen Davis, one of our beloved volunteers, made wishes come true for two classrooms when she donated two sets of toys for classrooms!

Room 8 had asked for some play food, and was very excited and thankful to receive a brand new set. Room 1 had wished for plastic animals and was overjoyed to learn that this wish was granted by Kathleen.

Rooms 1 and 8 are both preschool classrooms, serving children with and without developmental disabilities. Both rooms have new students who have recently joined their ranks, and there are new students enrolling all through the year. The 3 school aged classrooms, which serve children from 5 to 12 years old, also have wishes. Since the wish list is updated each week, you’ll want to remember to go to our DONATE page to find it next time:

See what else people are doing today at Crossroads Center for Children.

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