The team at The UPS Store in Liberty ,MO have big hearts, evident in their current Winter Clothing Drive, specifically for children. This team is reaching out to the community for donations to support children in need. The UPS Store team will be asking for and gathering much needed items for the children served by the Clay County Clothes Closet.
This winter clothing drive is focused on children’s’ items, (infants through teens, 18 years of age). The Clothes Closet in in need of children’s coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and boots. Of the almost 3,000 individuals served in 2016, approximately 1,500 were children. We want to insure the children served by the organization receive the cold-weather items they will need when temperatures drop.
Clay County Clothes Closet is a non-profit organization that provides free clothing to Northland families in need. Volunteers assist children and families who are referred to the Clothes Closet by churches, schools, and social service agencies. They are 100% volunteer based, specially supporting the Northland community with donated and new clothing .
Today, there are over 100 volunteers serving almost 3,000 children, teens, and adults. Children and families are referred to the Clothes Closet by churches, schools and social agencies of all types. Clothing is provided for emergency situations such as fires, sudden loss of jobs, etc.
Debbie Bigelow, Volunteer Executive Director, is a bright, energetic and caring individual with a driving passion to help others. Her days are full with managing volunteers, seeking donations, grant writing, and reviewing referrals of families in need, (phew!) “We are so thankful for the churches, corporate partners, and individuals that donate to our closet. Without those donations, there’s no way we could sustain serving the number of people we do,” Bigelow said.
The volunteers at the Clay County Clothes Closet are from all walks-of-life. Many are retired school teachers that want to give back to the community. When you meet a volunteer, it is as if a light has gone on in the room. Each radiates a warmth and caring demeanor that encourages both children and adults to be at ease. Their job can involve working in one of the many “shopping rooms,” sorting donations, scheduling family or individual appointments, or seeking donations.
“We understand that supporting our community and the families within our community is an important role,” states Stephanie Lee, Manager, The UPS Store. “We want to help make a difference. In partnering with Clay County Clothes Closet, we plan to do what we can to help ensure the children receive the winter clothing they need.”
Please, bring your donations, new or gently used children’s coats, hats, mittens, scarves, socks, boots, or whatever you feel you can donate. We are offering $10 off your purchase of $40 or more printing, when you bring in an item for our Winter Clothing Drive.
You can download the coupon here. UPS Liberty Coupon.10 off Printing Donation