Opening week a success for Clothes for Kids; donations still needed

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CFKClothes For Kids, which opened its doors Aug. 24, said it provided school clothes and shoes for 667 low-income students during its first seven days of operation.

Since 1984, Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County as a non-profit organization providing wardrobes for low-income families in the Edmonds School District.

“In just the first day of operation we gave out nearly 700 pairs of underwear and 700 pairs of socks, 350 coats and more than 170 pairs of shoes,” said Executive Director Joy Ingram.

“We are starting the year with a fantastic inventory, thanks to unclaimed lost-and-found and spring and summer clothing drives,” Ingram added. “In order to maintain adequate inventory to serve more than 3,000 students this school year, we will need to replenish supplies.”

Clothes For Kids receives no government funding, with 100 percent of resources coming from the local community through events, donations and clothing drives. The organization’s biggest need includes new underwear and socks, jeans sizes 6 to 12, plus-size clothing for teen girls, and donations of new and gently-used clothing.

Donations can be dropped in the secure bin located near the back door of Clothes For Kids, located at 16725 52nd Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. If you would like to organize a clothing drive for Clothes For Kids, call 425-741-6500.

For more information about Clothes For Kids and volunteering, visit www.clothesforkids.org or contact Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.

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