7,977 Wardrobes!

The numbers are in!! In 2016, Clothes To Kids provided:

* 7,977 free wardrobes (a 24% growth over 2015!)

* 165,788 pieces of school clothing

* 24,009 pounds of extras

Clothes To Kids of Denver. Photo by Ellen Jaskol.
Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers for helping our shoppers at Clothes To Kids feel confident and ready to thrive!

Adopt a CTKD School Bin!

Clothes To Kids of Denver has a great way to help kids that’s a perfect fit for your school. Adopt a bin today!

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It’s easy to get started!

  1. Download our School Bin Program Packet to see if the program is a good fit for your school.
  2. Obtain permission to place the bin at your school. Look for a spot near a main entrance where people can easily leave their donations.
  3. Sign and return the Bin Champion contract (available on the second page in the packet above). As part of the commitment to participate, you must designate a Bin Champion to bring the clothing to the Clothes To Kids shop and act as the main contact for your site.
  4. Once you have submitted your contract, a Clothes To Kids representative will contact you to arrange your delivery. Bins are typically delivered in September/October each year. Please note that there are a very limited number of bins available so we cannot guarantee immediate availability and your school may be placed on a waiting list.
  5. Questions? Please contact Clothes To Kids Volunteer Coordinator Eileen Robinson at volunteer@clothestokidsdenver.org.

 Thank you to our School Bin Program Sponsor

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The Clothes To Kids School Bin Program would not be possible without the generous support of the RK Foundation (of Denver-based mechanical contractor RK). RK designed and constructed the bins in their sheet metal fabrication shop and has pledged to construct and deliver 10 bins per year through 2019.

Thank you RK!!


 Bin Program Background

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The Clothes To Kids School Bin Program was developed by Student Ambassador, Marko Babiak.

Click here to learn more about Marko and our Student Ambassador Program.

Donor Spotlight – Digabit Digs in its Closets for Donations

Local software company Digabit, Inc. wanted to reach out to a community organization during the holidays to offer employees a chance to give back. They found out about Clothes To Kids and felt like it was a great fit, because the weather’s turning colder in Colorado and they wanted to make an immediate impact for local children.

Digabit-Clothes-to-Kids-Denver-donation-boxDigabit has organized an employee clothes drive that culminates at the company’s annual holiday celebration on December 11th. They’ve set up a donation box in the office lobby and have nearly filled it to the rim!

Employees will continue to bring their cash and clothing donations to work until the party, and we’re excited to see what they end up delivering to the store. This is great timing as the clothes will come in right around the busy holiday break period.

Let’s help our kids get off to a good start in the second half of the school year! For more information on needed items, here is a link to the Clothes To Kids Donation Guidelines.

~Article and photo courtesy of Katherine Sirimarco of Digabit, Inc.

Calling All Volunteers!

** Starting July 7, 2015, Clothes To Kids is opening afternoon appointments for shoppers three days per week. This means that we will have many new shifts for volunteers to choose from. Follow these links to learn more about available Volunteer Opportunities or to Download An Application for adults, youth and groups.

Shifts for Adult Volunteers available starting July 7th:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
8:45-12:30
10:00-1:30
1:00-4:30
Clients will be scheduled from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 each day. Volunteers working the mid-day shift will help clients at the beginning and end of their shift and restock the shop during the mid-day break in appointments.
Fridays
8:45-12:30
10:00-2:00
Clients will be scheduled from 9:00-12:00. Volunteers working the 10:00-2:00 shift will help clients at the beginning of their shift and then help get the shop ready for the next week by organizing and restocking merchandise.
Second Saturday of each month
9:00-1:00
Clients will be scheduled from 9:30-12:30.

** Have a flexible schedule? Currently, we need the most help for the afternoon shifts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and on Thursday and Friday mornings. Adult volunteers are welcome to drop in to  help Tuesdays-Thursdays between 8:45-4:45, and Fridays between 8:45-1:45.

** We also have many summer opportunities for Youth Volunteers who want to help process donations and restock the shop. Please contact Katie at katie@clothestokidsdenver.org for details about scheduling volunteer hours for children and youth.

Come aboard the Sole Train!

SoleTrainLogoClothes To Kids of Denver is happy to announce a new way to help kids in our community…the Sole Train Shoe Drive! Shoes are one of the most important parts of the CTKD wardrobe. Learn how you can help by downloading our Sole Train Shoe Drive flyer.

Why Shoes?

Clothes To Kids of Denver provides one FREE pair of shoes to each of the thousands of Preschool-12th grade students in need who visit our shop each year. That’s more than 5,000 pairs in 2015! Please help us send our shoppers to school with shoes they feel great about wearing!

Soul Train Shoe Drive Guidelines:

  • Shoes must be new or gently used (clean and ready to wear with no holes or serious damage).
  • We accept shoes children’s size 8 to adult’s size 14. We especially need shoes for elementary school age boys and girls (youth sizes 11 to 6), but all sizes are appreciated.

 

Win a 2014 Ford Mustang!

Clothes To Kids of Denver is proud to announce that we are collaborating with Denver-based Concerts For Kids to raise money – and give you a chance to win big in the process – through the “Million For What Matters” game of skill! This is truly one of those rare “win-win” situations.

Here’s how it works:

  • You buy one or more tickets from Clothes To Kids of Denver for $10 each.
  • You and other ticket holders guess how much the Austin Young Band weighs, including all of their instruments (see photo below).
  • You must guess to one hundredth of a pound. The person who comes the closest to guessing the band’s exact weight wins a 2014 Ford Mustang, courtesy of Sill-TerHar Motors (see photo below).
  • Clothes To Kids of Denver gets 100% of the money from the tickets we sell to spend on programs and services.

Now through April 30th at noon, you can call (720) 379-4630 or email katie@clothestokidsdenver.org to get your chance to win. The more tickets we sell, the more likely it is that one of our supporters will win the 2014 Mustang. We can’t wait to see one of you drive away in that car. Clothes To Kids of Denver and Concerts For Kids know that working together is the best way to see results in our communities.

Please join us and buy your tickets today – and win that car!

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The 2014 Mustang – You could be the lucky winner!