Beginning in February, schools throughout Snohomish County will start Coins For Kids fundraising campaigns.
The funds collected in these Coins For Kids drives will go directly to benefit the school wardrobe program at Clothes For Kids. The first four schools participating in this year’s drive are Brier Elementary, Madrona K-8, Maplewood Co-op K-8, and Westgate Elementary. Last year 19 schools participated, raising more than $20,000 for Clothes For Kids.
Schools participate by contacting Clothes For Kids, which provides materials and fliers. Schools select when they want to participate; most run the campaign from one to two weeks. Schools can count what they collect and then Clothes For Kids staff and volunteers pick up the coins.
Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County since 1984 as a non-profit organization providing wardrobes for low-income families.
“For more than 10 years, the Coins For Kids drive has made it possible for students to help their peers and help Clothes For Kids to provide quality clothing to low-income families,” says Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids.
The school wardrobe program at Clothes For Kids is free to all qualified students and the “shopping” experience helps students feel good about themselves so they can focus on learning. Clothes For Kids has already provided more than 2,800 students with wardrobes this school year.
For more information about Clothes For Kids and the school wardrobe program, visit www.clothesforkids.org or contact Laird-Burris at 425-741-6500.