With cold weather just around the corner, the Family & Human Services Division held a clothing giveaway on October 10th and 11th, at the FHS Building. Tables and racks were stacked high with over $164,000 worth of brand new, name brand clothing items for men, women and children. All community members were invited to participate and receive up to two items per person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. This huge donation was made by New Threads of Hope in collaboration with the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation with the hope that families of Red Cliff may enjoy a little extra warmth this winter season.
New Threads of Hope, a non-profit organization based in Wauwatosa, WI, connects social service agencies with retailers and manufacturers to provide “new clothes for new opportunities, items to turn a house into a home, and educational materials to foster children's literacy and academic success.”
Throughout the two days, over 100 families attended and received items, taking home jackets, sweaters, winter boots and other cold weather accessories. On behalf of the Red Cliff community, we would like to thank New Threads of Hope and Forest County Potawatomi Foundation for their generosity and making this event possible.