The 2019 KIDS’ CLOTHING EVENT

The planning for the 2019 Clothing Event is underway!  Dates for this year’s event are:

March 20-29 – drop off donations at any of the TESD schools, the Tredyffrin Library or the Easttown Library (please – only during school or library hours).  We do NOT accept donations at the Paoli Library.

Thursday, April 4 (4:00-8:00) and Friday, April 5 (9am-noon) – “shopping” will be available for the entire community. We will again be holding the event at St. Matthews United Methodist Church – 600 Walker Rd. in Wayne (down the street from Valley Forge Elementary School).

For shoppers – there are traditionally a LOT of clothes and other items (boots, shoes, coats, hats, etc.) available – infant through teens – so please don’t hesitate to come on either day.  Everyone in the community is welcome to check out our selection.  We do not sell the clothes – we just ask for donations.  We suggest $10/bag (we provide the bags), but you are welcome to donate more if you think it’s appropriate, or offer less if your budget requires this.  There will be a special teen girls “Pop-Up Shop” again this year – so please encourage your girls to join you on this special day of shopping!

LOTS of volunteers will be needed for a variety of jobs from April 2-5.  If you can lend a hand please check out our Sign-Up Genius page.  Bring a friend and join us in this fun way to get involved in helping your neighbors! 

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

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

VOLUNTEERS

If you’d like to lend a hand to the 2019 event – please get in touch with us at clothes@tecare.org

The Sign-Up Genius link for volunteers needed on delivery/sorting/clean-up days is also open now.  All volunteers are welcome to the Early-Bird “Shopping Event” on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-7.  (We do ask that all volunteers hold off “shopping” until this time.  One bag per volunteer for the Pre-Shop.  All are, of course, welcome to also return during normal event hours.)

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 coordinators:
Fiona Kurtz
Emma Lueders
Grace Arnott

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

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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