Clothes To Kids Corner | Fall 2017 Newsletter, Celebrating our 1st Year!

Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County Newsletter
Please enjoy the Fall 2017 issue of Clothes To Kids Corner, the newsletter of Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County.

Highlights:

  • In our first year, we provided over 600 low-income children with wardrobes and served over 340 families.
  • 2nd annual Cook For Kids Fundraiser, November 9, 2017.  All proceeds benefit Clothes To Kids.
  • Volunteer Spotlight: our fabulous Volunteer Coordinator, Nadine Baccellieri.
  • National Make a Difference Day is October 28th, donate clothing and shoes to reach even more children.

Volunteer Spotlight: Nadine Baccellieri

CTKF would like to recognize a very special volunteer, Nadine Baccellieri. Nadine is CTKF’s Volunteer Coordinator. She organizes and supervises other volunteers, assists groups with clothing drives, handles administrative tasks for CTKF, and does a fabulous job of keeping us organized! Nadine is very dedicated to the CTKF mission, and we are lucky to have her on our team! Thank you for all that you do for us, Nadine!

JCC campers and bathing suit bonanza at the CTKF Store

The week of July 24th was a busy one at the CTKF Store! On Monday, 14 campers from the Stamford JCC came to volunteer with CTKF. They helped to organize all the girls and boys t-shirts, underwear, socks and shoes. They also cleaned up the store and sorted clothing. In addition, they helped to replenish the racks by hanging clothing. These campers are in grades 6-8. They accomplished a great deal in 1 ½ hours!

Also, thanks to a Morgan Stanley clothing drive and over $400 raised from a crowd funding effort, 73 kids received new bathing suits at The Boys & Girls Club at The Yerwood Center. Just in time for Water Safety week, with programs courtesy of the Zac Foundation. Over 100 children participated and many were wearing suits provided by CTKF!

 

Thank You Morgan Stanley Volunteers!

Morgan Stanley Volunteers were hard at work sprucing up our storage space! Our storage room, which is the primary home for donations that await their debut on our store racks, has been in need of a makeover, and the Morgan Stanley volunteers accomplished just that! The volunteers carefully took their time to paint the room, giving it a fresh, new look! A big thank you to the amazing Morgan Stanley volunteers for making CTKF a little brighter!

Runway Ready

Photos by Maribel Sandalo of the Boys & Girls Club

This spring, the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford held a fabulous night of fashion! The fashion show is a special annual Boys & Girls Club event that the members look forward to each year. Children ages 5-10 years were among the future runway models participating, and wore clothing proudly provided by Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County. With so many great options donated by our supporters, the children were able to show off their unique, individual styles while wearing clothing they felt comfortable and confident in. Not only were they able to walk the runway wearing awesome clothing, but they were able to take their selections home to keep as new wardrobe items!

Wellness Day fundraiser benefits Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County

 

The Art of Control added a little heart to its mind/body programming, when it hosted a yoga and Pilates fundraising event to support Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County. Participants focused on strengthening, stretching, and stamina while working through a variety of yoga, Pilates apparatus and mat exercises. The wellness day event was held at Synergy Health and Fitness in Stamford, with all proceeds going to Clothes To Kids, which provides new and quality used clothing to low-income or in-crisis school age children in Fairfield County, Connecticut—free of charge.

It was an inspiring evening, full of great core work and overall conditioning and good vibes, led by top Pilates instructors”, says Leslie Caney Berni, owner of Breathe Fitness LLC, who attended the event.

Instructors included Art of Control owner Simona Cipriani, a second-generation Authentic Pilates instructor for 20 years, and expert yoga and Pilates instructor Francine Morina. CTKF is grateful to our wonderful partners at the Art of Control!

 

 

You doubled our FC Giving Day donations this year, thank you!!

Thank you for all of your support of Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County yesterday (03.09.17) during Fairfield County’s Giving Day.  This was our second year participating in Giving Day and thanks to your generosity we were able to raise $5,724. That’s more than twice what we raised last year!

The gifts we received will help keep our racks full for all of the amazing kids that visit our store. At $50 per wardrobe, your donations will provide one week’s worth of school clothes for 114 children in-need!

Clothes To Kids Corner | Spring Newsletter 2017

Please enjoy the March 2017 issue of “Clothes To Kids Corner”, the new online newsletter of Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County!

Highlights:

Winter Happenings

  • Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts!
  • Host a “Drop Your Drawers” Donation Basket
  • Service Spotlight:  “What it’s like to volunteer for CTKF” Video

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • Fairfield County Giving Day 03.09.17
  • Health & Wellness Fundraiser 05.11.17