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Partnering to Send Care Packages to Puerto Ricans

December 04, 2017

On November 15, employees from Child Care Aware® of America, Good360, and Charles River Associates worked together to assemble disaster relief kits for Niño’s de Nueva Esperanza child care center in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico. Volunteers assembled 150 kits that will be sent alongside thousands of other donations garnered by Good360 to families struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria. These kits included goods such as bug spray, coloring books, markers, crayons, socks, and facial wipes that were donated from Nike, Mattel, CVS Pharmacy and others. In addition to assembling kits, volunteers wrote letters to families receiving these kits wishing them a happy holiday season, and reminding them that we are thinking of them during their recovery efforts.

Good360 was founded to help companies help non-profits and to ensure that donations are given at the time when people can use them. After a disaster, organizations often want to help but struggle with how and when to help. Through partnerships with both non-profits and for-profits, donations can get to the right people, at the right time. Learn more about their disaster recovery work here!

Child Care Aware® of America has been working with CCR&Rs and state agencies throughout this historic hurricane season. By partnering with organizations like Good360, CCAoA is able to get items that will help child care programs reopen for business to help families return to their normal routines. CCAoA is committed to helping children and families before, during, and after disasters through training, technical assistance, site visits, and advocacy efforts. Learn more about our emergency preparedness work here!

 

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Maggie Norton

Written by Maggie Norton

Maggie is the Research Manager at Child Care Aware® of America. She uses data and mapping to determine inequities in communities to help CCAoA target efforts and policy to meet the needs of vulnerable populations.