As children head off for their first day of school, the need for good, clean clothes is larger than ever. Clothes for Kids, a non-profit organization providing wardrobes for low-income families in South Snohomish County, is experiencing a dramatic increase in demand from the community. Without additional financial support, Clothes for Kids is in danger of having to turn families away.
In the first week of operation this year, Clothes for Kids has served over 500 children — a record number for the organization. Last year, it served more than 5,200 children. While Clothes for Kids has received generous clothing donations this year, it is struggling to meet operating costs for its storefront facility.
Financial donations – big and small — are needed to cover the cost of providing critical needs and ensuring that the doors stay open. Secure donations can be made online at clothesforkids.org.
“With many families feeling the effects of this difficult economy, this trend will continue and likely increase,” a Clothes for Kids news release said. “With the winter season approaching, people — specifically children — in our community deserve the opportunity to wear clothing, socks and shoes to help keep them warm.”