“Our mission is to educate and provide safe and affordable baby and children’s products to members of our community and visitors alike, in an environment that is family friendly to our guests, volunteers and employees.”
We are a family owned and operated, independent company.
WE ARE HERE FOR THE COMMUNITY
We are a philanthropic business. Through our Twinkle Outreach program, we have donated over a million dollars in-kind goods to local charities and individual families in need. We also raise funds within our store in order to make monetary donations to many charities that don’t have immediate use for used goods. We also provide free services to the community, such as regular ongoing car seat safety checks.
We offer free car seat installation and checks by our employees who are Child Passenger Safety Certified, anytime during our store hours.
Twinkle Co-Op Particiants can help out in our store with simple tasks such as hanging clothing, cleaning and organizing. Participants get goods in exchange for their help.
If you are a family in need, we have a Twinkle Outreach Giving Program. We are able to redistribute children’s clothing and baby gear to those in need thanks to the generous donations of our customers.
WE HELP PEOPLE RETURN TO THE WORKFORCE WHO MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AT A CONVENTIONAL EMPLOYER.
Our little store is proud to have created at least 33 jobs for the local community.
We hire pregnant women who are, more often than not, turned down at other employment opportunities
because of their inevitable upcoming maternity leave. Actually we love having pregnant employees and
volunteers in our store because they love “nesting” in our store!
Many of our employees are mothers of young babies, toddlers and preschoolers. They are allowed to bring
their kids to work with them. Some of them have their mothers and husbands able to help out with watching
the kids. However, sometimes family members can’t. With daycare expenses running about $150 – $250 per
week on average, a mother employed elsewhere may have to miss work, or the costs of day care may not
make working worthwhile in the first place. Here, mothers do not have to worry about who will take care of
their children, and are able to return to work sooner and make more money that they actually get to keep
(rather than pay it to a day care).
Mothers in America often have to return to work much sooner than mothers in other countries, leaving their
babies in the care of others. In our store, we allow mother and child to continue to be with each other. The
benefits are endless, as mothers can continue to nurse their babies and provide them with nutrition and
immunity that can not be duplicated anywhere. Bonding between mother and baby can grow to last a lifetime.