Clothes For Kids still needs donations, organizations encouraged to host clothing drives

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Clothes For Kids is looking to restock its shelves for the upcoming winter season.
Clothes For Kids is looking to restock its shelves for the upcoming winter season.

With the winter season approaching, people – and specifically children – in the community deserve the opportunity to get clothing, socks and shoes to help keep them warm.

Clothes For Kids has provided school wardrobes to more than 2,200 students since opening on Aug. 20 for this school year. The non-profit organization is reaching out to the community for assistance to help to continue to provide for those in need.

“We are experiencing a dramatic increase in demand and with that demand comes the need to fill our shelves so students have the opportunity to choose from a well-rounded selection of clothing,” said Nancy Laird Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids.

Many organizations, companies, schools and churches have stepped up to answer the call for clothing drives.

“Clothing drives help us fill specific needs in our inventory and allow us to keep our expenses within our small budget,” said Joy Ingram, Development Director for Clothes For Kids.

Clothing drives are a great way to celebrate the holiday season and give back to the community. Hosting a clothing drive is simple; the Clothes For Kids website has a tab with all the details.

Organizations and companies can select the timing and type of drive that they want to have. The mission of Clothes For Kids is to help qualified community members build confidence and self-sufficiency by providing quality wardrobes and resources.

With many families feeling the effects of the difficult economy, Clothes For Kids anticipates serving close to 4,000 students this school year.

Clothes For Kids is located at 16725 52nd Ave W, Suite B, Lynnwood. For more information see: www.clothesforkids.org, email: office@clothesforkids.org or call 425-741-6500

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