We’ve all been there. The pants you bought your little one a few months ago are now rising over his ankles because he seemingly grew an inch overnight. The jacket your daughter used to love now elicits tantrums at the mere suggestion of her wearing it. Instead of envisioning your money being flushed down a drain over this unusable (or unwanted) clothing, consider donating to a company that’s aiming to help families living with cerebral palsy.
Founded by local moms Lindsey Dumais, Kyla Magnusson, Abbie Moody and Sarah Navin, Lilladu Exchange (www.lilladuexchange.com) prides itself on taking a “personal stylist approach” for busy parents looking to purchase (or exchange) children’s “preloved” clothing. The online secondhand clothing exchange store recently formed an alliance with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (UCPLA), and will donate some of its proceeds to UCPLA to support programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Southern California. The company will donate a minimum of $2.50 to UCPLA for each box of clothing sold using the code UCPLA10OFF. In addition, these customers will receive 10 percent off their purchases. Clothing sizes run 18 months to 5T.
“Much like the Lilladu Exchange community, the UCPLA community is made up of dedicated families who are devoted to working together to create a more inclusive, sustainable society for the next generation,” says Ronald S. Cohen, president and CEO of UCPLA.