Reading, Writing and A Wardrobe Success

We are deeply grateful to everyone who came out to support us at our Reading, Writing and A Wardrobe luncheon on Wednesday April 26, 2017.
Generous guests gave more than $28,000, $20,000 of which was matched dollar for dollar by the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation.

 

Special thanks to our luncheon speakers Arzelle Lewis, Joyce Meyers, Barbara Howie, Crystal Purcell and Nik Stoffel for an inspiring presentation and to Bill and Sandy Arnold for their impromptu addition to our program!

7,977 Wardrobes!

The numbers are in!! In 2016, Clothes To Kids provided:

* 7,977 free wardrobes (a 24% growth over 2015!)

* 165,788 pieces of school clothing

* 24,009 pounds of extras

Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers for helping our shoppers at Clothes To Kids feel confident and ready to thrive!

CO Gives A Success

facebook-badge-i-gaveA heartfelt thank you to YOU – our generous donors – for helping Clothes To Kids of Denver exceed its goal and raise $30,930 on Colorado Gives Day. This funding will be put to work immediately to help thousands of deserving students in our community feel comfortable, confident and ready to thrive. In fact, we just gave away our 7,500th wardrobe of 2016!

Your contributions allow Clothes To Kids to provide a great selection of clothing and shoes, as well as a fun shopping experience for the students we serve. Your belief in our mission is what makes the work of Clothes To Kids possible.

We are so grateful for your generosity!

Celebrate CO Gives Day!

Every kid deserves a warm coat, shoes that fit and clothing that helps them feel great. That’s why we are asking you to help us raise $30,000 in support of our mission by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. Clothes To Kids offers students in need a fun, dignified shopping experience unlike any other available in the Denver Metro Area. We count on the support of our donors to make sure every student leaves our boutique feeling comfortable, confident and prepared to thrive. Thank you for your support!

Here’s how to give:

  • Visit the CTKD Profile on ColoradoGives.org and donate any time during the 24-hour period starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6th.
  • Want to give right now? You can pre-schedule your donation for December 6th today (you will be asked to create a basic profile on the website). CTKD will benefit from the incentive fund and you won’t have to worry about remembering to donate on 12/6.
  • The Colorado Gives Day $1 Million Incentive Fund will increase the value of every dollar donated. Simply put, the more you donate the more we will receive from this special “bonus” fund.
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Blue Jean Bash Photos!

More than 420 guests helped us celebrate the Second Annual Blue Jean Bash on September 10, 2016, at the EXDO Event Center. Thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and live auction donors, we raised $145,000 for Clothes To Kids of Denver. 

View our event video on Vimeo and check out all the event photos on Shutterfly.

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Our honorary event chairs, Governor John W. Hickenlooper and First Lady Robin P. Hickenlooper, helped to make the evening a huge success. Robin served as our keynote speaker and gave an inspiring presentation. And to top it off, the Governor autographed a copy of his memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, which sold to the highest bidder for $1,500!
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 Our wonderful event co-chairs, Joyce Meyers and Jo Ann Wickens (pictured above), and our fabulous Blue Jean Bash planning committee worked hard to create a memorable evening for our guests.
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 Special thanks to Cathy Huttner (pictured above with her daughter, Hannah) for single handedly acquiring more than $10,000 worth of items for our silent auction. Wow!
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Clothes To Kids co-founders Joyce Meyers, Lesa Butler and Mary Overington with Governor Hickenlooper the night of the event.