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

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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!

CO Gives A Success

facebook-badge-i-gaveA heartfelt thank you to YOU – our generous donors – for helping Clothes To Kids of Denver exceed its goal and raise $30,930 on Colorado Gives Day. This funding will be put to work immediately to help thousands of deserving students in our community feel comfortable, confident and ready to thrive. In fact, we just gave away our 7,500th wardrobe of 2016!

Your contributions allow Clothes To Kids to provide a great selection of clothing and shoes, as well as a fun shopping experience for the students we serve. Your belief in our mission is what makes the work of Clothes To Kids possible.

We are so grateful for your generosity!

Celebrate CO Gives Day!

Every kid deserves a warm coat, shoes that fit and clothing that helps them feel great. That’s why we are asking you to help us raise $30,000 in support of our mission by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. Clothes To Kids offers students in need a fun, dignified shopping experience unlike any other available in the Denver Metro Area. We count on the support of our donors to make sure every student leaves our boutique feeling comfortable, confident and prepared to thrive. Thank you for your support!

Here’s how to give:

  • Visit the CTKD Profile on ColoradoGives.org and donate any time during the 24-hour period starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th.
  • Want to give right now? You can pre-schedule your donation for December 6th today (you will be asked to create a basic profile on the website). CTKD will benefit from the incentive fund and you won’t have to worry about remembering to donate on 12/6.
  • The Colorado Gives Day $1 Million Incentive Fund will increase the value of every dollar donated. Simply put, the more you donate the more we will receive from this special “bonus” fund.
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Blue Jean Bash Photos!

More than 420 guests helped us celebrate the Second Annual Blue Jean Bash on September 10, 2016, at the EXDO Event Center. Thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and live auction donors, we raised $145,000 for Clothes To Kids of Denver. 

View our event video on Vimeo and check out all the event photos on Shutterfly.

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Our honorary event chairs, Governor John W. Hickenlooper and First Lady Robin P. Hickenlooper, helped to make the evening a huge success. Robin served as our keynote speaker and gave an inspiring presentation. And to top it off, the Governor autographed a copy of his memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, which sold to the highest bidder for $1,500!
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 Our wonderful event co-chairs, Joyce Meyers and Jo Ann Wickens (pictured above), and our fabulous Blue Jean Bash planning committee worked hard to create a memorable evening for our guests.
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 Special thanks to Cathy Huttner (pictured above with her daughter, Hannah) for single handedly acquiring more than $10,000 worth of items for our silent auction. Wow!
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Clothes To Kids co-founders Joyce Meyers, Lesa Butler and Mary Overington with Governor Hickenlooper the night of the event.

Buy Your Tickets Today!

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Governor John W. Hickenlooper and First Lady Robin P. Hickenlooper invite you to the Second Annual Blue Jean Bash!

All proceeds benefit Clothes To Kids of Denver, which provides new and quality used clothing to school-age students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area, completely free of charge.

Follow this link to Buy Your Tickets today. See you on September 10th!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsor Blue Jean Bash

For children and teens, clothing is more than a basic need – it’s key to their success in school. When students have quality clothing that helps them feel confident, they are more likely to attend school with the self-esteem needed to succeed academically. That’s why Clothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing free of charge to Denver Metro students who are from low-income or in-crisis families.

We invite you to help us make a difference in our shopper’s lives by sponsoring our Blue Jean Bash, scheduled for Saturday evening, September 10, 2016, at the EXDO Event Center.

For more information, please visit our Ticket Page or download our Sponsorship Information. Giving levels range from $500 to $25,000. We are also seeking items for our auctions. Questions? Please contact Valerie Lunka at val@clothestokidsdenver.org. Thank you for helping us clothe children and change their lives for the better! 

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CTKD is hiring!

Clothes To Kids will give away 5,000+ wardrobes between June and December. Read below to learn how you can join our fun, dynamic team!

JOB POSTING: Program Assistant (Temporary/Seasonal)

Responsibilities

  • Answer phones and retrieve/respond to voicemail messages
  • Make appointments for families and students seeking school clothing
  • Enter client shopping information into database
  • Assist clients with check in and shopping, as needed
  • Process incoming donations (sorting, tagging, hanging, folding, restocking, organizing, etc.), as needed
  • Assist fellow staff members in maintaining a clean, organized and visually appealing boutique
  • Greet and give donors/visitors/potential volunteers tours as scheduled and/or requested
  • Receive clothing donations and provide donation receipt
  • Interact with shoppers, visitors and volunteers in a courteous and professional way
  • Provide a consistently high level of customer service to all clients, visitors and donors

Qualifications

  • Fluency in English and Spanish (REQUIRED)
  • Commitment to CTKD values
  • Pleasant, polite and enthusiastic manner with volunteers and clients
  • Strong organizational, communication and phone skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with basic data entry
  • Customer service training/experience

**Please note that this is a temporary, seasonal position (July-January). Click HERE for a full job description and more information about the time requirement/schedule. Resumes/cover letters may be emailed to katie@clothestokidsdenver.org. No calls, please.

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.