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Baby Blanket Project-

The Need:  Handmade items for infants including: blankets, booties, hats. Measurements for Blankets: Maximum of 45 inches x 45 inches, minimum of 35 inches x 35 inches.

Our Nurtured Beginnings Program focuses on postpartum support for new parents and babies. Home visits are offered free of charge to parents of newborns up to 12 weeks old in Watauga County. With these home visits we offer information, resources, a listening ear, postpartum depression and anxiety screening and a helping hand during the first 3 months after birth. A care package is provided to each mom that includes a homemade meal, hand-made blankets, booties, hats, and onesies!

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Diaper Drive:

The Need:  Diaper Drive

Organizing a diaper drive is fairly simple....

  1. First, get permission from the school, church, organization or business.
  2. Work with your organization to set the dates for the drive.
  3. Promote the diaper drive with posters, flyers, letters, emails, newsletter or bulletin announcements.          Whatever communication works best for you!  We have flyers you can modify with the dates and location of your diaper drive.
  4. After you collect the diapers, call us and we will come pick them up or you can arrange to deliver them to our office in Boone! 828-260-5973

Who Needs a Change is a diaper bank housed at The Children’s Council that supplies diapers to existing social service agencies, food pantries, and anyone who comes into the Children’s Council! We are working to eliminate the diaper need in our community. We believe all children deserve equal care and basic necessities.

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Cocktail Parties:

The Need:  Fundraising

Gather a group of your friends and colleagues in your home or at a local venue to join in on this fun donation idea! Enjoy cocktails, snacks, or whatever you’d like to serve while we come out and give a brief, intimate presentation about about our organization and what we do within the community. We’d love to talk and answer any questions that you may have! We provide presentation materials and donation cards.

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Indoor/Outdoor Dream Teams:

The need:  Specialty projects at child care centers.

Dream teams complete necessary projects for childcare facilities. These can be indoor or outdoor projects that support early learning, physical activities, or gardening and healthy lifestyles. Contact Lee Marshall at (828) 262-5424 to find out what local facilities are in need of!

Dream Ideas:

-Paint a hallway in a facility

-Build a raised garden

-Install tree stumps for an outdoor story area

-Sand boxes

-Mini Play Kitchen Sets

Our Wish List:

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D.U.A.L. ( Diverse Unified Appropriate Learning) School  

The need:  Child-sized, wooden play kitchen set to be placed in the D.U.A.L. School classroom. Measurements for kitchen set: 32 inches long ( enough room to fit 2 children)  / 1ft wide.

D.U.A.L School  is the Children’s Council’s bilingual preschool program. The mission of D.U.A.L. School is to immerse children ages 3-4 years old in a developmentally appropriate, hands-on Spanish/ English curriculum. In addition to this, D.U.A.L. School brings Watauga families together via cultural exchange, sharing of the English/Spanish languages, and the building of a school community. Our overall goal is to prepare all of our students for long-term social/academic success.

The Children’s Council

225 Birch St. Suite #3  Boone, NC 28607

(828) 262-5424

www.thechildrenscouncil.org