give to live

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Since 2016, Kristin has been collecting items for the most vulnerable youth of Union county, new jersey. Inspired by stories of local resource families, kRISTIN STARTED TO COLLECT USED kids clothes and books. eventually, she pivoted to the needs of our youngest patrons, packing everything a baby would need for their first weeks.

oVER THE YEARS, AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE STAFF OF OUR COUNTY'S DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY, KRISTIN HAS ORGANIZED THE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS OF diapers, BAGS, and first books FOR babies born INto THE FOSTER SYSTEM. SHE HAS FOUND HERSELF CONSTAntLY HUMBLED AND INSPIRED BY HER FRIENDS AND MOUNTAINSIDERS WHO GIVE sO GENEROUSLY

Post-covid, KRISTIN TURNED HER EFFORTS TO THE VERY REAL PROBLEMs OF FOOD INSECURITY FOR LOCAL FAMILIES and teens aging out of the system and transitioning to independence.