in St. Charles, is collecting Baby Related Items for Healthy Families a community program at VNA Healthcare in Aurora. During the full month of February, its customers can bring in Baby Related Items from Newborn to 3yrs old. For a donation of items such as Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Toys, Clothing, Nursing Pillows, Playmats, etc…, our customers will receive an in-store credit of $5.00.
VNA Healthcare in Aurora is a not-for-profit organization based on the concept that each individual has the right to quality health care, and is to be treated with dignity. VNA helps underprivileged families who are unable to afford healthcare or are uninsured around the Kane county area. The VNA offers services such as Free Pregnancy testing, Free STD testing, Free Contraception and other services. As a contribution to the Community VNA sponsors different programs such as WIC, IBCCP, and Healthy Families. Healthy Families is a voluntary intensive home-visitation program for at risk first time moms in Southern Kane County. The geographical area served by the program includes St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora and Aurora, as well as Bristol, Sugar Grove, and Elburn. Through the Healthy Families program individuals receive weekly home visits from a trained Family Support Worker, providing them with community resources, child development information and the support they need to get off to a good start in parenting. Each donated item helps a first-time mom and their new family, alleviating some of the financial pressure that they are currently struggling with.
Since launching Sensible Threadz November 1st, 2010, the store has continued to support many local Community Shelters and Organizations within the local Community.
The Sensible Threadz’ philosophy is all about maintaining a “Win-Win Community Approach for Everyone.”
During this trying economic time period Sensible Threadz has also assisted its’ customers in saving substantial clothing costs by allowing them to bring in their used private label clothing items that they have and they can either receive cash or a double value in-store credit to apply to other items in the store. Some customers have actually walked out of the store paying absolutely nothing for their items by taking advantage of this in-store concept. The store also carries over 15 different local artisan hand-made and custom made accessory items. This allows members of our community to benefit by having their items viewed locally and gives them an opportunity to have a supplementary income.
For any questions regarding this collection, please contact Carol Frey, Owner at 630-587-0736. The Store hours of operation include 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:30-5:00 on Saturdays. You can also find out more about the business by visiting us online at www.sensiblethreadz.com, facebook, twitter, linked In, Yelp, or Pinterest.