Often times the thought of having a baby is overwhelming. I remember when my first baby was born and I needed a nipple for his bottle. I used the one we got at the hospital (how was I supposed to know there are a gazillion other types?). He wouldn’t take the bottle. So off to Baby’s R Us I went. I remember standing and looking up at the WALL of nipples. Literally hundreds. How in the world would I be able to do this? How in the world would I be able to get all the things I would need to provide for this baby?
At Life’s Options, we have a shop called Kids Closet. It is a resale shop but for our moms and families that participate in our programs, they can shop in there for free. Not only do we have everything from clothes to blankets, swings, boppy pillows, bouncy chairs, diapers, on and on FREE to our families but you have friends there that can help you especially in the beginning when everything is so overwhelming. We have a list of the basics that you will need to bring your baby home and would love to walk with anyone and help them shop!
The Kids Closet has become a gathering place. It is safe and there are toys for kids to play with while their mom shops or visits with the current volunteer. We have many deep, life issue conversations around the round racks of clothes.
We live in a very generous community and the Kids Closet is stocked with very nice and gently used items that have been donated.
If you’re in need of help and interested in learning more about participating in our programs we would love to set up a time to talk with you about who we are and what the process looks like.
If you’re interested in volunteering in the Kids Closet we would also love to talk with you!
All donations of children’s clothing and material items in good working condition with all the parts welcome during our hours: Mon-Thurs, 10-5pm. Life’s Options is a 501©3 so all donations are tax deductible.