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Clothes For Kids launches first business coin drive

Edmonds Beacon of Edmonds, Washington

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For 32 years, Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County with a vision of empowering students for success one wardrobe at a time.

"Clothes For Kids is 100 percent locally funded through community support," Joy Ingram, CFK Development director, said. "We receive no government funding and rely solely on individuals and companies to support our efforts."

To help generate support and awareness for their program, Clothes For Kids is launching its first Business Coin Drive.

"During the month of October, local businesses will have coin collection containers at their cash registers," Ingram said. "Our hope is that folks will not only give but become more aware of the services Clothes For Kids provides."

To kick off the Business Coin Drive, Clothes For Kids will host an open house from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

"The open house is a great way for people to learn more about what we do here," Tilda Doughty, outreach coordinator, said. "There will be refreshments, tours and the chance to interact with Clothes For Kids staff, volunteers and board members."

The open house is at 16725 52nd Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to

During the first three weeks of this year's Back to School clothing distribution, Clothes For Kids provided more than 1,100 low-income students with wardrobes. "We anticipate providing more than 4,000 school wardrobes throughout Snohomish County and the Northshore School District this school year," Ingram said.

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Original Publication Date: September 24, 2015

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