April Events

2 Art Classes on April 10th

Julie Flanagan teaches 2 classes in April at The Learning TreeCome create a masterpiece with ARTrageous artist, Julie Flanagan. Kids will create a fun mixed media project.

when: Saturday April 10th at 11am or 1pm
where: Corinth Square Learning Tree
who: Ages 5 and up
price: $18
how: Call 913-385-1234 to register

Remember, after the kids create their masterpieces, they will be on display in our Park Place store until April 23rd, for our first Learning Tree Art Open House, 5pm – 8pm.

Story Time

April 3: Come see us for Story Time at Corinth this Saturday. Miss Lori will read The Curious Garden and kids can stay and make their own tissue paper garden.

April 17: Miss Lori will read The Giving Tree and kids can create a leaf rubbing decoration at our Corinth store.

Story Time starts at 10:30am at our Corinth store in Prairie Village Shopping Center at Mission Road and 83rd St.

This event is always free.

Happy Bottoms Diaper Drive

April Diaper Drive

Happy Bottoms is setting up diaper collection points throughout the metro area to help local families living in poverty.  Collected diapers will be distributed to low income families struggling to make ends meet, right here in our community!

The Learning Tree will be a collection point for diapers.

Please help us reach the goal of 2000 Diapers in April. Just bring in a pack or two of disposable diapers to help our neighbors in need.

Why Diapers?

1.    While safety-net programs such as SNAP (food stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) cover the cost of infant formula, they do NOT cover diapers.
2.    Diaper companies do NOT give diapers away.
3.    Diapers cost exponentially more at an inner-city convenience store than they do at a big box store or online.
4.    Most laundromats do NOT allow you to wash cloth diapers. If you are poor, you probably don’t own a washing machine.
5.    Most licensed daycare centers (especially free or subsidized) do not accept cloth diapers. Parents must provide disposable diapers.
6.    If a family can’t afford diapers (e.g., they need that money for shelter, food, transportation), a baby will spend extended periods of time, sometimes days at a time in the same soiled diaper.
7.    Washing and reusing disposable diapers is unhealthy and unsanitary.
8.    Unhappy babies are crying babies. Crying babies are more likely to be abused by an already stressed-out caregiver.
9.    If you cannot afford diapers, you cannot take your child to free/subsidized childcare. Therefore, you cannot make your commitments such as  work, school, or job training.
10.    Start over.
It’s a vicious cycle, but by doing something so simple as donating a pack of diapers, you can help make a real difference in someone’s life.

HappyBottoms is a program of www.GiveWhatYouGot.org
Think Giving. Think Local.

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