Wellness Day fundraiser benefits Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County

 

The Art of Control added a little heart to its mind/body programming May 11, 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!

CTKF Newsletter March 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

24 Hours to Give Where You Live! Fairfield County Giving Day is 03.09.17

Come together with other donors in the region during this 24-hour event and make an incredibly powerful, collective impact by supporting your favorite local nonprofits.

Last year, our first year of participation in Fairfield County Giving Day, we raised over $2,300. This year Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County hopes to recruit as many individual donors as possible to help us win the $20,000 grand prize for the organization that receives the highest number of $10+ donations from individual donors.

On March 9th:

  • Go to FCGives.org
  • Donate $10 or more to Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County
  • Spread the word!  #FairfieldCountyGives

$50 will provide one child with a full week’s worth of school clothes. Give where you live on March 9th and help us reach our goals!

Register in advance and we’ll send you a reminder email :^)

Calling All Shopaholics!

Do you love to shop for bargains? If so, then becoming a Garage Sale Donation Finder for Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County could be the perfect project for you! CTKF has fun upcoming volunteer opportunities this spring and summer for anyone who loves to shop for a good deal!


Cynthia Iriondo, a CTKF volunteer from South Windsor CT, is a tag sale shopping expert. Check out this photo of just some of her awesome finds for CTKF! Cynthia identifies local tag sales in her neighborhood, and selects gently used or new clothing for CTKF’s inventory. Get involved this spring and become a Donation Finder like Cynthia.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nadine Baccellieri for details.

Start Your Own Drive at a Starbucks Near You!

CTKF has set up collection baskets at several Starbucks locations in Fairfield County, and we are looking for volunteers to help us continue to organize drives at Starbucks across the county! New packages of underwear, boxers, and socks are accepted in baskets on behalf of CTKF clients inside Starbucks stores. Items ranging from youth to adult sizes are collected for both boys and girls, ages 5-18 years old! If you are a frequent Starbucks customer, or have a desire to help children in need have access to these necessities, contact us to get your drive started!

Prefer to donate new socks or underwear? Current participating Starbucks Coffee locations ready to accept drop-offs include:

  • 1079 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT
  • 96 Broad St, Stamford, CT
  • 90 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT

Download the Drop Your Drawers poster (11″x 17″)