Contributed by Ally Kraemer/WCPO
If you're hoping to get rid of some items around the house, maybe consider donating them to a local nonprofit shop that helps with outreach programs.
Clutter 2 Care was founded in 2018 by Andy and Laurie Reagan as a way for them to raise money for children in Haiti. Since then, they have raised over $25,000 for children in need in the area and around the world.
"Our focus is the at-risk child," Laurie said. "The marginalized child, the orphan child..."
They used to host mega-yard sales, but now they have their own storefront off of Fields Ertel Road. The couple said the storefront is really helpful now after a steady stream of donations came in during the pandemic.
"Things really exploded for us with COVID-19," Andy said. "We ended up seeing a huge influx of donations and, frankly, it really took over our home."
Now, Andy and Laurie sell all items inside of their store for less than $10, and the money raised at the store goes to a different nonprofit each month. In November, proceeds go toward Project Fireflies, which supports children dealing with trauma.
Andy and Laurie also put together "Love Kits" for $25 to be donated to children in need. The kits are made up of brand-new socks, underwear, shirts, toiletries, a blanket, and a pillowcase for a child in need.
"We believe that, regardless of your circumstances, you should be treated with dignity and respect," Laurie said.
You can learn more about Clutter 2 Care and how to donate to them by clicking here.
Click here for the video feature of Clutter 2 Care.
*Andy & Laurie Reagan are CHCA parents of Danny '20 and Katie (class of 2024). Donations can be left at 8703 Fields Ertel Rd, Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Money donations (cash or checks to Clutter 2 Care) can be dropped off at the store or via Venmo @Clutter-Care. All money donated goes into Love Kit fund.*
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