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Clothes for Kids ready for back-to-school shopping

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, program manager for Clothes For Kids.

As Clothes For Kids prepares to serve more than 3,200 students during the 2015/2016 school year, clothing donations and the ability to clean them is more important than ever. To that end, Clothes For Kids has added a 24-hour drop box for donations of school clothing. “No longer do our supporters have to come during our regular shop hours, they can simply drop their clothing donations in the box at our back door,” said Joy Ingram, development director for Clothes For Kids.

Despite the economic recovery, more families than ever are struggling with financial difficulties. To help relieve some of that economic stress, Clothes For Kids will open Aug. 24 for back to school shopping.

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and are registered for school in Snohomish County or the Northshore School District can go to their school office and obtain a Clothes For Kids Requisition for Clothing form. See www.clothesforkids.org for details about our opening week, volunteer and donation opportunities, and more.

Since 1984, Clothes For Kids has helped to enhance the learning environment by meeting the clothing needs of low-income children in Snohomish County.

Clothes For Kids provides, at no cost for families, a school wardrobe — including underwear, socks and shoes — in a retail store environment. Our volunteers provide personal shopping assistance to each client.

With the community’s support, we will continue to fulfill our vision of empowering students for success one wardrobe at a time.

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