• on February 14, 2017

Movin’ On Up!

Moving Day

When it comes to moving day, are you a list-making organizer or do you just throw it all in the truck and sort it out when you are unpacking? There are definitely pros and cons to both approaches, but either way, it’s all gotta get moved, right?

Just like most young adults, moving day for our oldest students is met with excitement and trepidation. The excitement of your first apartment is mixed with a little fear of living on your own.

Setting up housekeeping for the first time also brings new expenses. There’s furniture and dishes and sheets and towels and curtains and mops and brooms and on and on. And then you have to learn how to manage all of your new belongings and take care of your new space. You might not even be sure how to use some of those new cleaning supplies too.

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A First Apartment

Our After Care team is working to help these young adults set up their own housing. They may be getting ready to graduate this year, or may be changing jobs, or just striking out on their own for the first time. Either way, there are a lot of needs when setting up your first home.

You can join this effort by donating some of the items listed below.  Cash donations can be made HERE that would then be used to purchase these items. Needed items include:

Cleaning supplies caddy
Household cleaning
Full-size personal hygiene items
Bed frames
Mattresses/box springs
Toddler beds
Closed-toed non-slip shoes
Steel-toed shoes
Curtains and curtain rods

Storage totes
Bathroom and kitchen floor mats
Dining table and chairs
Gas cards
Non-perishable food items (in-date)
Interview clothing (men/women/all sizes)

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How You Can Help

Do you remember the excitement of your first apartment? Even though the moving is a lot of work, it’s a rite of passage for all young adults. Won’t you help us get them started off on the right foot?

Click HERE to download a shopping list. You may drop off or ship your items to either address listed below:

Crossnore Campus:
Crossnore School & Children’s Home
Attn: Courtney Lane
100 DAR Drive
PO Box 249
Crossnore, NC 28616

Winston-Salem Campus:
Crossnore School & Children’s Home
Attn: Kimberly King
1001 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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