8 Simple Ways to Help Children Hardest Hit By Hurricane Sandy

hand When Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast she affected hundreds of thousands of people. She flooded homes and left schools powerless and flooded. For many children, she has completely displaced them and left them scared and alone with no home and no school.

As a mom, this image breaks my heart and I have spent the week trying to find as many ways to help as I can. Obviously, I wish I could feed, clothe and house every child from baby through teenager who needs it. But that's not possible.

Even though I can't physically go and hug every one of the children affected by this storm, I can send money, supplies and warm coats to their parents to help take care of them. Any mom would and should do the same. Here are 8 ways we can help kids affected by Sandy right now:

1.) Ship coats to kids: If you have an extra hip warm coat for babies and toddlers in sizes 0 to 5, you can ship directly to Jessica Seinfeld's charity: Baby Buggy. The address is:

Baby Buggy

306 W. 37th St., 8th Floor

New York, NY 10018

2.) Drop-Off Diaper Donation: Far Rockaway in Brooklyn has been horribly affected by the storm. Many of these people are families with young kids in need of diapers and formula and other supplies. For those in Brooklyn, trips are being made twice a day. Stop by  The New York Communities for Change (NYCC); 2-4 Nevins Street, 2nd Floor; Brooklyn NY 11217. 

If you do not live in the area, or can’t get here to help – you can make a cash donation on the NYCC fundraising page.

 

3.) Send baby supplies: Diapers, formula and wipes can be ordered online and shipped to:

New York City Council Member James Sanders, Jr.

Attn: Donovan Richards

234-26 Merrick Blvd.

Laurelton, NY 11413

4.) Help displaced LGBT teens: The Ali Forney Drop In Center in Chelsea for LGBT homeless teens was destroyed by Sandy. Donations can be sent to help these poor teenagers who were already in need before the storm.

5.) Send school supplies: Monmouth Beach School in New Jersey is a K-8 school that was all but destroyed by the storm. They have set up an Amazon registry that is easy enough to find and make a donation. Let's do it!

6.) Just donate: If you prefer a general donation to all families who were affected, you can make it to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, which was set up by Governor Chris Christie's wife.

7.) Make the shelters better: Save the Children is trying to help children in shelters specifically with things like nutritious food items, baby blankets, clothing and hygiene supplies.To donate go to: Hurricane Sandy Children in Emergencies Fund. Or text HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $10 from your mobile phone. When you receive a text message, reply YES.

8.) Use Amazon: Amazon is the easiest way to get Sandy relief supplies for children to Staten Island and Brooklyn. Do it and do it now. Easy peasy.

How are you helping victims of the superstorm?

 

Image via mnsc/Flickr

 

natural disasters, weather

61 Comments

To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

godde... goddess99

Thank you for this info and links!!

ceciliam ceciliam

We are from NJ and the destruction here is just awful. We were lucky to only have lost power for a week and even though we lost a few trees they weren't near our home. This weekend my family put together a ton of stuff to donate including clothing, pet food, diapers, baby necessities and much more. Soemone else I know, took her kids trick or treating yesterday but instead of candy they asked for donations to send to families in need....how awesome is that!? And they had a great response and collected quite a bit of stuff!

kellynh kellynh

Thanks for this!!

dusky... dusky_rose

Thanks for the links!

elasmimi elasmimi

Thanks for this info, I think we will use Amazon. I had been wondering how to help.

Miche... MichelleK41

Thanks for the info and links. I also read in the news this morning a lot of people need under garments!

1-10 of 61 comments 12345 Last
F