Live Green: Kid to Kid
SALISBURY, MD– There’s a new Certified Green Business in Salisbury, which is known for upcycling clothes for the little guys. This week on Live Green, Meteorologist Sloane Haines spoke to LeAnna Jenkins, who is the manager of Kid to Kid, about their upcycling program and commitment to being green.
Children quickly grow out of their clothes and toys, which can leave behind a pile of unused items. Instead of letting the pile grow, you can upcycle them at Kid to Kid in Salisbury.
“We take anything from all seasons all year round. We’ll take anything from a Halloween costume to swim trunks to Easter dresses. If we can’t put it our or its not seasonally correct for us, we will bin it up and put it in our off site storage,” said LeAnna Jenkins.
Upcycling is a way to give the clothing or items a second life, which reduces waste from entering landfills and carbon emissions from transportation.
“Most of the baby clothing hasn’t been worn. Some of it is new with tags that people are selling or they’ve only worn one or two times. You know new moms like to purchase stuff and everyone else likes to help them purchase the stuff. So, they’re wardrobe ends up being pretty large and intense,” explained Jenkins.
Not only is Kid to Kid making a difference in the world, they are making a difference on Delmarva as they just became a Certified Green Business for Salisbury for their eco-friendly initiatives, like energy efficient lights, storm water management, and more.
“And we donate to local charities. If someone gives us something that has more wear than we can take, we have partnered with our local charities, one of them being Halo and we love Halo,” said Jenkins.
By upcycling your kid’s items, you are making a sustainable decision by giving these articles a second chance and supporting local businesses like Kid to Kid. Therefore, you are playing an integral role in keeping Delmarva green.
If you would like to learn more about Kid to Kid, please visit their website. Here you can find their hours of operation, information on how to upcycle, and more.
As always, if you know a green business on Delmarva, please send their contact information to Meteorologist Sloane Haines.