The 2019 KIDS’ CLOTHING EVENT – ANOTHER SUCCESS!

The 2019 Kids’ Clothing Event is history – but not without amazing results yet again.  Almost 1000 bags of clothes were dropped off at the schools, the libraries, or the private sites between March 20-29!  That’s a LOT of clothes to sort!  But sort we did – with many groups doing presorting and then the volunteers coming to the church on April 3 and 4 to get everything laid out for the event itself.  We had hundreds of shoppers on April 4 and 5 at the event and we feel good that lots of folks who really needed clothes walked out with full bags.  PLUS we raised over $5400 in the process!

Special thanks again to St. Matthews United Methodist Church for hosting this event.  They are so very gracious letting us take over their lobby and community room for this important event.  If you have any questions about this event feel free to contact us at clothes@tecare.org.

2020 EVENT: COLLECTIONS MARCH 12-20; SORTING MARCH 24-26, EVENT MARCH 26 AND 27, 2020.

VOLUNTEERS

Thanks to the amazing Kids’ Clothing Event committee who pull this event together:

Lisa Davis – chair
Carol Tompkins – volunteers
Amanda Ivory – donations
Jeanette Alwine – church set up
Stacy Stone – store posters/volunteer food
Karen Cruickshank – street signs
Karen Celebuski – pod/clean-up
Jean Allen – clothing racks
Jennifer Arnott – church liaison

Our 2019 Teen Shop coordinator:
Fiona Kurtz

Our 2019 School coordinators:
BES – Patty Neeb and Nadia Gerard
DES – Christina Arnault
HES – Kirsten McFarland
NEES – Amiee Quinn
VFES – Amanda Miller and Kim Jamme
VFMS – Danyll Lockett, Lisa Buraks, Bernie Logan, Amanda Ivory
TEMS – Jen Bracco, Beth Breault, Jodi DePhillipo

Some great pictures from the 2019 Clothing Drive

THANKS to all the groups and businesses who lent a hand with this year’s event!  We appreciate the support of everyone! 

  • St. Matthews United Methodist Church – our amazing host!!!
  • Abby Schwartz Associates – printing of posters
  • Tredyffrin and Easttown Libraries – public collection sites
  • All the TESD schools – public collection sites
  • Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School (BUMS) – private collection site
  • Montessori Children’s House – private collection site
  • Wayne United Methodist Church (Lane Montessori) – private collection site
  • Trinity Preschool of Berwyn – private collection site
  • Mom’s Club – private collection site
  • Tarleton – private collection site
  • Charleston, Kelly, & Associates – private collection site
  • Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy – private collection site
  • St. Matthew’s Methodist Church (Wayne Early Learning Center) – private collection site
  • Phamily Orthodontics – private collection site
  • Wayne Sporting Goods – clothing
  • The Saturday Club – clothing racks and sorters
  • Boy Scout Troop Devon 50 – help hauling clothing bags
  • CHS Girls Lacrosse Team – presort clothes
  • CHS Girls Softball Team – presort clothes
  • USLI volunteers – helping with clean up
  • Trader Joe’s – food for volunteers
  • Panera Bread – food for volunteers
  • Jimmy Johns – sandwiches for volunteers
  • HG Coal Fired Pizza – pizzas for volunteers
  • Elegance Bakery – food for volunteers
  • Starbucks – food for volunteers
  • Girl Scout Troop 4143 (VFMS) – for donating 32 boxes of cookies as part of their Hometown Hero program

Papers to Download

If you made a donation of clothes and need a receipt – Click HERE.
If you need a copy of the 2019 sorting criteria – Click HERE

Special Notes on the Kids’ Clothing Event

Donations
We are looking for new or gently used clothing, coats, hats/gloves, boots/shoes, etc. for infants through teens.  Teen girls clothes are helpful for our Pop-Up Shop. 

We love TESD-related items such as gym shorts or spirit wear (as long as your child’s name is not written on it).  We are also happy with college-related items such as sweatpants, shirts, or sweatshirts.

It’s helpful if you can:

  • wash your items before donating them
  • rubber band (or tie) shoes together
  • pin together any matched outfits like PJs, infant outfits, etc.

Please keep in mind that we do not accept:

  • clothing that has an obvious stain, is ripped, or badly frayed
  • clothing that has an inappropriate logo or wording
  • clothing that is old and clearly worn (clearly junk)
  • t-shirts that include logos from camps or youth sports or your vacation outing
  • bathing suits, underwear, or socks (unless clearly new, with tags)
  • clothing that has any safety hazards

The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.

 

 

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