Now that Christmas is over it is time to purge the toys and things that are no longer played with to make room for all of the new gifts. I’ve recently learned about Create Happy Moments which is a project started by a Columbus mom. The goal of this project is to donate new or gently used costumes to kids in the Dominican Republic who can not afford them. This would be a great way to get children involved in helping others and would also make a fantastic service project for groups such as Brownies, Boy Scouts or a school. I love the idea of spreading joy!
Here’s what founder Mayra Gutierrez Betances has to say about the project Create Happy Moments:
To arrange a drop off or pick up location contact Mayra via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 201-888-0576.
My family has several bins of dress up clothes as these are some of the most treasured items in our toy closet. It would be a nice family activity to get the kids involved and decide what items they are willing to part with or have outgrown. Or, perhaps we’ll take advantage of the after holiday sales and purchase new items to send. Either way, this will make a child in the Dominican Republic very happy and we too will feel happiness knowing that we’ve made someone’s day. I can’t wait to follow the Create Happy Moments project to see how many items are donated.