By Jonah Berger, The Two Way Street’s Fearless Leader
Imagine if you will, going to your closet in the morning, to choose the clothes you’re going to wear for the day. You have many options. You have to make choices based on the agenda items of your day. You choose clothes that will make you feel good and confident. And you do all of this without seeing it as a privilege.
Now imagine going to your closet in the morning, with all of those needs and expectations from your day, and not seeing any clothes to pick from. During the month of June, our amazing self advocates from The Two Way Street Project ventured out into the community once again to help an amazing nonprofit called Clothes to Kids of Denver. This unbelievable organization collects children’s clothing donations from the community and companies to distribute to families in need in the Denver metro area.
This amazing program is entering it’s 10th year. Last year they served 10,000 shoppers. Every child in need is allowed to come twice a year to create an entire wardrobe of 21 items. This year, they will process their one millionth item of clothing.
Our gang went right to work! Touring the facility, hearing all about Clothes to Kids of Denver’s mission, and then processing clothing donations. This included hanging up items, replenishing socks, and providing support to the staff at the facility.
Are you interested in donating to Clothes to Kids of Denver? Please visit their website to learn how you can support children in need. The two items that they claim to need the most are new socks and underwear of all youth sizes, and boys clothing – especially size seven.
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