Community Network for Children (CNC)

July-August 2022

Community Network for Children (CNC)

The CNC office and programs will be on break beginning June 27 and will resume a summer schedule on July 11. CNC staff can be reached by email, phone call, text (413-422-0170) or message away! Please reach out with any questions!

After July 11, The CNC Children's Clothing Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. If you can’t make Thursdays, then please contact them to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn to elementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families once a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather.

Please contact them to reserve a time to visit, call/text (413) 422-0170.

June-July 2022

The CNC program will be on break June 27 - July 11

The Children's Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. If you can’t make Thursdays, then please contact them to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn to elementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families 1x a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit, call/ text (413) 422-0170.

 

Approximately 20 families attended the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE at the Dixon House this past May. With warm weather around the corner, many took advantage of the free clothing available and the camaraderie of other families with young children. UCC One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Your generous OGHS donations of $415 will help support Ukrainians in their effort to maintain their independence, as well as providing support for the many refugees, draughtstricken areas of Africa, and many other area of need around the world.

May 2022

Community Network for Children (CNC)

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet NEW HOURS—The Children's Closet is OPEN byAPPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, 12-4p.m. If you can’t make Thursdays, then pleasecontact the CNC to arrange another time. They have LOTS of clothing for newborn toelementary age children all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need someto get them through the month. They can distribute apackage of diapers to families 1x a month. They are currently accepting clothing for warm weather. Please contact them to reserve a time to visit,call/text (413) 422-0170.

CNC Open House

Mark your calendars for the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Dixon House, 4Montague Rd., Leverett, to be held outside. Cancelled if raining. Come for FREE clothes. Warm weather clothing donations accepted—must be clean and in good condition. Open to all with young children, Newborn—Elementary Age. Questions? Contact Gillian Budine,Budine@erving.comor413-422-0170 call/text.

 

April, 2022

The CNC Children's Clothing Closet

The Children's Closet is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays or other times if needed. They have LOTS of clothing all for FREE! In addition, they have diapers for those who need some to get them through the month. They can distribute a package of diapers to families 1x a month. Currently CNC is accepting warm weather clothing — newborn through children's size 14 — that is clean and in good condition. Please call to reserve a time to visit, call/text (413) 422-0170.

 

Mark your calendars for the CNC Children’s Clothing Closet OPEN HOUSE, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Dixon House, 4 Montague Rd., Leverett. More details next month. CNC is a program of Erving School Union #28 of which Leverett Elementary School is a member, under the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. CNC has been in partnership with the Leverett Congregational Church since 2019 for its use of the Dixon House. .

=== 2021 ===

CNC FREE Clothing Swap 9/25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday visits The Community Network for Children Children's Closet is continuing to schedule visits for families to the closet at the Dixon House most Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. We typically have 3-6 families every Thursday by appointment.

Our next Outdoors Open Closet will be on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All are welcome to "shop" for free for colder weather clothing and back to school clothes. The opportunity to visit the closet on the weekend assists families who are working or can't attend on a Thursday morning.

 

In addition, we continue to receive diaper donations from the Hampshire/Franklin Area Diaper Bank and can distribute diapers to individual families once each month.

 

Thank you for the continued support and access opportunities for families in Leverett and surrounding communities. CNC’s full program appears on page 9.

 

I am available for any questions or comments and to sign families up for our weekly updates. Contact by email at budine@erving.com or call/text 413-422-0170. Information can also be accessed on the CNC Website https://ggle.io/443C

or FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/communitynetworkforchildren.

 

— Gillian Budine, Coordinator Community Network for Children

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