Clothes For Kids

By Cindy Russell | Nov 01, 2012

For more than a decade, Clothes for Kids has partnered with schools in the Edmonds School District for its Coins For Kids program.   In the last 6 years alone, these Coins For Kids drives have raised more than $175,000 in support of the Clothes For Kids mission to provide back to school wardrobes to eligible Snohomish County school children.  This year, Clothes for Kids is excited to extend this very successful program to merchant associations around Snohomish County.

The first business community to partner with Clothes For Kids is Mill Creek, led by Kaitlyn Durham from Celsius Salon.  Durham says, “The beauty of this drive is its simplicity.  Instead of putting your change in your pocket or wallet – add it to the other coins and help Clothes For Kids fulfill their mission.”

The need has never been greater.  In the first 43 three days of back to school shopping this year, Clothes For Kids provided school wardrobes to 2,338 children from all over the county for a total of 47,000 pieces of clothing.  This represents a 20% increase over the same time period in 2011.  With the support of the community, Clothes For Kids can continue to meet the growing demands for our resources.

Look for the Coins For Kids canisters at the following Mill Creek merchants throughout the month of November:

  • Run 26
  • Bella Cleaners
  • Celsius Salon
  • Z Ultimate Defense Studios
  • Reigning Imagination Toys

Since 1984, Clothes for Kids has enhanced the learning environment by meeting the clothing needs of low-income children in Snohomish County. These services are provided to children in the community so they may arrive at school, ready to learn.

If your community is ready to take part in the Coins For Kids drives, please contact the office at 425-741-6500.

We also invite you to visit our website, www.clothesforkids.org, to discover other ways you can become involved in transforming the lives of Snohomish County school children.

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