Congratulations to long-time CTKD volunteer Carol Gill, who was named a 7Everyday Hero by Channel 7NEWS. In April, 7NEWS anchor Mitch Jelniker made a surprise visit to the shop to present the award to Carol and to film a feature about Clothes To Kids. According to the 7News website, this award “is given to Coloradans who initiate solutions, motivate others, represent or serve working families and work on a nonprofit basis.” Thank you to Carol and all of the volunteers who work so hard to make Clothes To Kids a welcoming place for kids in need!
In January of this year, CTKD was honored to receive a $10,000 challenge grant from the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation. We reached out to our wonderful community to raise $10,000 on our own and we are happy to report that we have met that goal – and then some!
Here are some ways that $20,000 can “Change a Life” a CTKD:
- We can purchase 10,000 pair of socks and 10,000 pair of underwear.
- We can provide 400 wardrobes for the kids we serve.
- We can purchase 2,000 pairs of shoes to cover the feet of children in need.
As we prepare the busy Back To School season, the generous support of the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and our individual donors is more important than ever. If you missed the opportunity to support CTKD in fulfilling the challenge grant, but would still like to donate, please mail donations to P.O. Box 260621 Lakewood, CO 80226-0621. You can also drop them off at the store on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 am and 2 pm. Our shop is located at 2890 S. Colorado Blvd, Unit M-3 Denver, CO 80222. You can also donate online using a credit card:
About the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation
“The Foundation’s normal mission is to foster and sustain innovation in the Denver area’s arts community. This will always remain the Foundation’s primary mission. In light of current economic circumstances however, the Foundation has determined to depart temporarily from making grants exclusively to the arts community to account for the unusual material hardship resulting from the nation’s economic difficulties.”
The past few months have been packed with exciting news and events at Clothes To Kids of Denver!
CTKD Awarded Two Major Grants
Clothes To Kids of Denver is thrilled to announce that it has received two major grants in the first quarter of 2012. In January, the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation awarded CTKD a generous $10,000 Challenge Grant. Every dollar donated will be matched at 100% for up to a total of $20,000 and all donations received from now until we reach our goal will be placed in the fund. Click here to show your support!
In early March, The Denver Foundation awarded CTKD $8,500 for general operating support. Clothes To Kids is honored to partner with The Denver Foundation to further their goal of creating a community where all residents in Metro Denver have the opportunity for a high quality of life.
The funding from these foundations will allow Clothes To Kids to open an additional day each week starting in August, when the need for clothing among Denver’s youth is at its highest. This will help us to serve many more shoppers during the busy Back-to-School and holiday seasons. Thank you to these generous funders!