Above is just one of MANY car loads that we recycled this week! We are more known for our room makeovers but the equipment recycling is our passion! When we came up with the idea for Cecily's Closet we wanted people in San Diego to simply: Give. Exchange. Recycle. and of course... Receive! We know there are garages all over the city full of gently used walkers, wheelchairs, gate trainers and more that children have outgrown but there is nowhere to send them... Well we are here to say we'll take 'em!
For two years we have struggled to get this program running. Ironically our room makeovers and accidental belly band program caught on like wild-fire... we scratched our heads and wondered what we were doing wrong! And finally... it feels we have this recycling program successfully launched with lots of love and support from donors all over the county.
Since April we've recycled so much great stuff - including wheelchairs, gate trainers, corner chairs, standers, car seats, swings, bicycle pedals, kid-karts, and developmentally focused toys! THANK YOU San Diego!
This week alone we helped a lovely little girl get a much needed gate trainer! We are so excited to be dusting off old equipment and getting it to families in need. Today we recycled 3 corner chairs, a bean-bag, bicycle pedals, games, toys, a swing and more! Tomorrow we will get three standers out to therapy units in need! And on Friday we are expecting even more goodies. We are getting such so quickly we have been using FaceBook as our primary method of communication. If you are reading this and have not seen the equipment I just spoke about on our web site you are correct... we post to FaceBook first and if it does not go that day we post to our site! If you have not liked us on FaceBook please do so you can get these important updates!
We are so excited about our progress! And this weekend we will complete our 24th makeover and get started on our 25th! We could never have done this without the amazing support of our unpaid volunteers and generous donors. Thank you for making a difference for children with special needs!
Onwards and upwards!