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Local Volunteer Organization Making a Change

Posted: 07/24/2017 20:04:00 -04:00 Updated:
Pile of clothes being assorted before delivery Pile of clothes being assorted before delivery

MILLSBORO, De. - Karen Borges has her clipboard in hand and her heart in the right place.

She's been working with "Clothing Our Kids" for the past four years. 

Of all the things she's done in her life, she calls this, the most rewarding.

"To know that you put an outfit on a child that gives him or her a little boost in their self-esteem, there's nothing better," she said. 

The goal of the organization is to help clothe children from 33 elementary schools throughout Sussex County, and the demand is big.

"This past school year (2016-2017), we gave over 21,00 articles of clothing," said Borges.

The charity works directly with the schools, when a nurse or school counselor sees a need, the volunteers assemble packages that arrive that same week.

Each student receives a week's worth of clothing, they also receive a nice sweater, some underwear, shoes, and some socks.

Certain schools are uniform only and the organization has these in stock and available as well.

With back to school just around the corner, "Clothing Our Kids" needs all the help they can get.

"Inventory is collected through donations and our brochure actually tells people what they're donations will buy a child," said Kathleen Blouin, Director of Communications for Clothing Our Kids.

Long Neck Elementary is just one of the schools the charity supports, Principle Clara Conn encourages everyone to get involved.

"It's a great opportunity for our community to come together as one family to help other families in the community," she said.

As September approaches, the charity hopes to continue helping those in need. 

On October 2,2017 the organization will host its 4th annual golf tournament, every dollar collected will go towards helping these children.

For more information on the golf tournament or how you can donate or volunteer, visit the organizations website by clicking here. 

 

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