SPRING INTO ACTION Helping children no matter what their needs

Helping children no matter what their needs

Cherry Hill, NJ February 2, 2011 Looking outside, it’s hard to imagine the end
of winter. However in a few short months it will be over. Cradles to Crayons, an
organization that collects and distributes everything a child needs, is gearing up for its big
spring drive. To help it get ready , Susan M. Hughes, MD FACS will host an event at
the Mansion, 3000 Main Street in Voorhees, NJ on Saturday March 19, 2011 from
10-2 PM.

This event is a fun way to restock the charity’s shelves with toys, backpacks, school
supplies, sneakers, shorts, bathing suits and other pieces of clothing such as new
socks and underwear for the kids. Attendees are being asked to bring new or gently
used items and for their efforts will win chances at fabulous prizes. In these tough times,
people can still give back without feeling the pinch in their pocketbooks. Not only is the
public donating in this way, so too are businesses and corporations. Employees are being
encouraged to recycle their possessions and to volunteer. In contributing their time and
energy, many feel they are making a tangible contribution, instead of just writing a check.

Cradles to Crayons is a three year old organization growing rapidly. It began in 2002
in Boston and opened its doors in Philadelphia in 2007. Already, more than 100
corporations in are area are actively involved and 800 volunteers a month assist at the
not-for-profits headquarters in Conshohocken, putting together the care packages. The
goal is to expand in the near future into New Jersey. According to experts last year 14%
of the children in this country lived in poverty. Currently Cradles to Crayons tries to
bridge the gap by providing for children from 500 plus organizations.

On March 19th, twenty-six vendors such as local boutiques, spas and salons will be
offering goods and services to entice people to come out and help Cradles to Crayons.
Dr. Hughes will be donating a years worth of Botox to be auctioned off and there will be all kinds of incentives for bringing new or gently used clothes. This event is
just one of many such drives but constitutes the bulk of how the charity raises money,
awareness and collects personal items for the children, from newborns to age 12.

Dr. Susan Hughes, MD, FACS, is board certified in both Facial Cosmetic Surgery
and Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of both the American Society of Oculoplastic
and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Dr.
Hughes is Harvard trained, and among the most educated and experienced facial cosmetic
surgeons in New Jersey. She has consistently been selected by her peers as a “Top Doc”
in eyelid plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
For more information or to book an appointment call: 856 751 4554 or visit

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