Help needy children and save money

March 16, 2011 3:32:59 PM PDT
Saving with 6abc has a way for you to save money and help needy children in our area at the same time.

You'll find some great deals on beauty and fashion at a special charity event in New Jersey this weekend.

One bag at a time, Cradles to Crayons helps tens of thousands of local children.

It collects, sorts, and packs essentials like gently used clothing for kids in desperate situations.

"Children's shelters, homeless shelters, victims of domestic violence, where the mothers had to leave in the dead of night," says Michal Smith. "Children in pajamas, and we supply the clothes that ensures they can go to school the next day."

"You know especially with the economy the way it is, I feel like a lot of people need help," said Ryan Wilson.

"We're in particular need of new underwear and new socks. We need summer items. We need boy's pants ages 8 and up, and we need strollers and car seats," said Smith.

This weekend, you can donate those items or open your wallet at Cradles to Crayons drive in South Jersey where you can also get exclusive discounts and freebies!

"Latisse is $120 for a bottle, and they get one for free, so you buy one and you get one for free," explains Dr. Susan Hughes.

You'll also be able to buy Coach handbags for half off, and get your hair blown out for free.

Plus the organizer, facial cosmetic surgeon Doctor Susan Hughes, is raffling off services including thousands of dollars worth of Botox.

All the money raised will go to Cradles to Crayons. Plus, Doctor Hughes will match what's raised and donate money as well.

The drive is Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Mansion in Voorhees, New Jersey. You are asked to RSVP.