August 2017
New Days and Hours of Operation at CTK
It's back-to-school season here at Clothes To Kids! That means lots of student shoppers, more clothing donations and an increased number of volunteer shifts.

To meet the need, Clothes To Kids is increasing its days and hours of operation!

A Clothes To Kids staff member will be on site to receive clothing and shoe donations:
  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fridays
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EVERY Saturday

Extending our hours means that we have LOTS of new volunteer shifts available for both adults and youth. We especially need help:
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in the afternoon
  • Saturdays between 9:00 am & 3:00 pm

Questions? Please visit our Volunteer Page to access our volunteer applications and sign up for shifts.

**Student shopping is still by appointment only.
Please call 720-379-4630, ext. 2 for an appointment.
Highlights from our Corporate Partners
Longtime supporter Eric Cantor has raised more than $3,600 (and counting!) in support of Clothes To Kids by taking part in the Prudential RideLondon bike race. This gift will be matched 2:1 by his generous company, Jackson , a Gold Sponsor of this year's Blue Jean Bash.
This wonderful crew from  United Airlines volunteered their time sorting, restocking and assisting shoppers last month. This year, United also surprised Clothes To Kids with a $1,500 volunteer service grant and donated a flight simulator experience for the Blue Jean Bash live auction. Thank you for the many ways you support the Clothes To Kids mission!

This incredible team from CarMax in Littleton  spent a day volunteering in our boutique, collected 250+ pairs of new underwear and socks for our Undie 500 and gave a generous $2,000 grant from their foundation. Wow!  
After an inspiring KSE Day of Service at the Clothes To Kids boutique and donation center, our friends at Kroenke Sports Charities donated an entire carload of brand new Denver Nuggets jerseys, pants, sweats, socks and shorts. Our "big and tall" shoppers will have a great selection to choose from for months to come and we so appreciate this amazing new partnership.
Next Day Valet  held their 4th annual back-to-school clothing drive. Owners Marsha and Allan Walts advertise the drive to their dry-cleaning customers, then personally pick up and professionally clean each piece. This year, they collected more than 1,500 items, plus 200 pairs of new underwear and socks!
Last, but not least, Rebel clothing store in Greenwood Village offered substantial discounts to their customers in exchange for donations from our list of Greatest Needs . Their customers responded generously, giving hundreds of pairs of new socks and underwear and many bags of beautiful clothing. Thank you Rebel for sharing our mission with your customers!
Blue Jean Bash Tickets On Sale Now!
A Fond Farewell to Doria and Robin...
Doria Barajas (left), who started at Clothes To Kids in February 2014, quickly became the "face" of our operation in the community by serving as the first point of contact for clients setting appointments and checking in to shop. Later, her outreach efforts and in-person visits to schools and agencies connected thousands of students in need with school clothing and helped us serve u p to 43% more kids each year. Doria also will be remembered for her creativity, artistic talent and her thoughtful, hand-made gifts for volunteers.

Robin Rose (right), who joined Clothes To Kids in September 2013, has worked steadily to design, implement and continuously improve systems for processing donations to ensure the best possible selection for our students. Under Robin's watchful eye, a consistent 90%+ of shoppers have left our boutique with a complete wardrobe, while our volunteer force has more than quadrupled in size with minimal turn-over. Along the way, Robin has won the respect of clients, volunteers, donors and her fellow staff with her can-do attitude, intuitive nature and sweet spirit.

We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with these incredibly impactful women and are so excited for them as they embark on new adventures. We will miss you both!
...and a Warm Welcome to Rosy and Lisa!

 Meet our new Program Associate, Rosy Arnold ! Rosy brings a wealth of experience in customer service, sales and operations to our team and we are thrilled to have her on board. Rosy says she is excited to work at Clothes To Kids because she enjoys helping and making others happy, especially kids. Welcome Rosy!

Introducing our new Program Manager, Lisa Maloney ! Lisa brings a wealth of retail management experience from her 15+ years at GAP, Eddie Bauer and Brooks Brothers. Lisa looks forward to using her skill set to help Clothes To Kids offer a great selection and provide a fun and dignified shopping experience for our students. Welcome Lisa!
Clothes To Kids in the News
Many thanks to Libby Smith from CBS 4 Denver for a great story about Clothes To Kids hosting a group of volunteers from Xcel Energy Colorado on their Day of Service next month!
Clothes To Kids 2016 Annual Report
As we enter our ninth year of service, Clothes To Kids is stronger than ever due to our community coming together to donate time, talent and resources in support of our mission. Thank you to all who have allowed us to impact the lives of students across the Denver Metro Area. We literally couldn’t have done this without you!
ABOUT CLOTHES TO KIDS OF DENVER
Clothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing in a store-like setting to preschool-12th grade students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro area.

Since 2008 CTKD has provided more than 35,000 school wardrobes to students in need, completely free of charge. Please join us in celebrating our accomplishments of the past, and help ensure our continued success in the future. Visit us online at www.clothestokidsdenver.org  or call 720-379-4630.

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