Clothing Drive – Think Coats! Think Warm!

You may have noticed it got a little chilly over the past few days. Luckily, many of us were prepared for this and dressed ourselves and our children accordingly. Not everyone has that ability, so we continue with this clothing drive to provide donations to Serving Kids.

Please take the time to clean out your closets for gently used items that no longer fit and drop them off to one of our volunteer clothing donation locations. While we need all gently used warm clothing (and new underwear and socks), we also need coats!

Shawna – 5683 Fig Way, Arvada 80002

Jonna –  8356 Devinney Street, Arvada 80005

Heather – 758 Van Gordon Ct., Golden 80401

Eva – 12299 W. Connecticut Dr., Lakewood 80228

Gail – 9024 West Arizona Drive, Lakewood 80232

American Music School – 1150 Van Gordon Ct., Lakewood 80228

Kay – 6930 S. Yukon Way, Littleton 80128

Marley – 10421 Holland Street, Westminster 80021

Betty – 3850 Allison Circle, Wheat Ridge 80033

 

Here’s the latest update from our friends at Serving Kids:

Greetings to all SK friends, volunteers and supporters,

After the helter-skelter rush of 278 clothing requests arriving in August, you might think that a bit of a September slowdown gave us time to hang out at the temp sipping tea and dining on dainty sandwiches– you would wrong! Indeed, the total number of requests filled in September was 227 but that is still higher than the number filled in September of previous years and the inbox is still filled to the top as we move into October. Since mid-July we have supplied almost 11,000 items of clothing to 517 students—our busiest start ever.

With the first chilly fall morning, requests for coats, long pants, and warm shirts begin topping the lists. By the end of the month, nearly 160 coats and over 200 jackets and hoodies along with more than 630 pairs of pants and 1050 shirts had moved from our shelves and into the job of getting Jeffco kids from preschool through high school ready for winter.

Thanks to SK supporters, clothing donations are also at record levels. (Special thanks to Support Jeffco Kids). Somedays it is a balancing act between filling the requests and getting them out to students or unpacking the donations which so often contain items that we don’t have on the shelves along with newer items that kids would love to have. If you or someone you know has an hour or two that needs to be used for a good cause, leave a voice mail for Serving Kids at 720-982-2225 or send an email to ServingKids@jeffco.k12.co.us and we will help arrange a time to help with donation-sorting. The task is not difficult and is so very worthwhile to Jeffco students.

The path to meeting the clothing needs of Jeffco students begins with the staff of the school district—teachers, assistants, counselors, social workers, psychologists, administrators, case workers, parent liaisons, and caring employees throughout the district connect with students, recognize needs, and get the clothing request process started. We are so appreciative of their tireless efforts on behalf of students.

Bring on October—we have shelves to empty.