Last week, a crew from the U.S.S. Nimitz joined Eagle Scout Candidate Keagan Leon, Boeing employee Michael Leon and several Clothes for Kids volunteers to move all of the organization’s fixtures and furniture to storage so that a remodel of the Clothes For Kids facility in Lynnwood could begin this week.
The Nimitz volunteer crew arrived at 9 a.m., loaded four moving trucks, drove to south Seattle, unloaded the moving trucks, drove back to Lynnwood, returned the trucks and were done at 3 p.m. “It was a pleasure to work with such respectful young adults, great attitudes, hard workers, and it was all about getting the job done and they were happy to help their community” said Nancy Laird Burris, Clothes For Kids program manager.
Clothes for Kids is a referral-based program serving families throughout Snohomish County who participate in the free or reduced lunch program. Families are able to shop at the Clothes for Kids store, located in Lynnwood. During the 2013-14 school year, the organization provided 4,206 wardrobes for low-income Snohomish County students from preschool to high school.
Thanks to the Boeing Employee Community Fund (ECF), Clothes For Kids will now receive a complete internal remodel. It will include upgrading outdated lighting, repairing and painting the ceiling and walls, expanding the furnace ventilation and repairing and recovering the flooring throughout. “We are grateful to ECF for this opportunity to give an internal face lift to the building, giving our ‘Shoppers’ an even better experience,” said Mike Gibson, Clothes For Kids board President.
During the remodel, Clothes For Kids will continue to collect donations, operate the Coins For Kids Drive and plan for its 30th Anniversary Gala and Auction scheduled for May 29.
For more information about Clothes For Kids, visit www.clothesforkids.org or contact Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.