Every night across the Caribbean and Latin America, destitute parents put their babies to bed within precarious hammocks and on sponge mats littering dirt floors. These children have never known the comfort and safety of a crib. Instead, they know makeshift beds that keep them vulnerable to the elements – and roaming animals. When the children become sick, their penniless parents must rely on clinics or public hospitals, which often do not have the means for the most simplistic equipment like cribs. Young patients must share a crib with multiple other children – if they’re fortunate enough to have a bed at all.
Food For The Poor is reaching out to licensed daycare centers to donate gently used cribs once it’s time for them to upgrade. (To insure the safety of the children the charity serves, we cannot accept personal household cribs that are more than five years old.)
With your help, these little ones will have a much better chance at surviving their most vulnerable years.
For more information on how to donate, please contact Pamela Dobbelaer at (954) 427-2222 ext. 6807 or email@example.com.
*Ideally, we would appreciate it if the cribs were dropped off at our warehouse in Coconut Creek, Fla. Pickups may be arranged on a case by case basis based on location and quantity.