Spring cleaning is a chance to help local kids

As the days begin to get longer and the weather starts to warm, kids and their parents begin to start thinking about shorts, swimsuits and spring dresses. Clothes For Kids could use your gently used children’s clothing including shorts, t-shirts, swimsuits, dresses and flip flops. Spring is a great time to clean out the dresser drawers and closets and donate those items to students who can really use them.

Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County since 1984, as a non-profit organization providing wardrobes for low-income families. In the first four of months of operation this year, Clothes for Kids has served over 2,595 children. Last year, the organization served more than 5,200 children. “Providing spring and summer clothing to students in preschool through twelfth grade allows their families to focus their limited resources in other areas and helps students to end the school year on a positive note” said Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids.

“We operate on a shoe-string budget, it is through our generous clothing donors that we are able to continue to grow our services and meet the needs of even more children” adds Rob Schwertley, President, Clothes For Kids Board of Directors. New in-kind donations total more than $400,000 annually. Gently used clothing helps to fill in the much-needed sizes and current styles that students like to have.

With many families feeling the effects of this difficult economy, this is a great time to support our community. Clothes For Kids opened for Spring and Summer shopping on March 1, and will be opened until June 1. Donations are accepted throughout the year. Please visit www.clothesforkids.org for more information.

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