Saturday, December 6, 2014


KWT Holiday Drive for Little Essentials 
Sunday, December 14th, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Cynthia King Dance Studio will again be the collection point for children's items donated to Little Essentials. Babies and toddlers up to age 4 are in need of this helping hand.

Little Essentials is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that enables, empowers and educates families in need.

Friends of Greenwood Playground explains
Little Essentials provides mothers living in shelters with essential items. Most importantly, it is against the law for moms to sleep in bed with their babies, so these moms need to have a place for their babies to sleep otherwise they cannot stay in the shelters. The shelters are very much in need of pack n plays, moses baskets, co-sleepers, any place where a baby can sleep other than in a grown up bed. The baby beds need to be portable so we cannot accept cribs. We are accepting gently used and new items.

On another note, by law hospitals will not allow newborn babies to leave without a car seat. Infant car seats are needed so that moms can take their babies home. In situations where moms do not have car seats, the hospitals (by law) have to call child protective services to intervene, possibly setting up a situation where a baby and mother are separated. Little Essentials tells me they get calls from hospitals (a lot) requesting a car seat to avoid this situation! We are accepting gently used and new infant car seats and strollers.

Bring your donations to
Cynthia King Dance Studio
1256 Prospect Avenue
between Reeve Place and Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace

phone: (718) 437-0101
e-mail: info @