Kids’ Kloset thanks donors

Kids’ Kloset Co-Director Linda Dussault sorts through some of the organization’s recent donations on Tuesday, Jan. 12. - Adam Rudnick
Kids’ Kloset Co-Director Linda Dussault sorts through some of the organization’s recent donations on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
— image credit: Adam Rudnick

ARLINGTON — A local organization recently received more than eight loads of donated clothing items.

Arlington-based Kids’ Kloset received winter coats, clothing, shoes, gloves and monetary donations from area schools, organizations and businesses. The total number of items was not available, but Co-Director Linda Dussault said the nonprofit received six and a half car loads and two van loads of items during the holidays.

“We wish to acknowledge the support of each and everyone who gave during the season,” Dussault said in a release. “We are fortunate, indeed, to be a part of Arlington.”

Donations provide students in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts who qualify for free or reduced lunch new and used clothing, shoes, school supplies and hygiene products.

Those items are distributed twice yearly free of charge to preschool-aged children to 12th-graders.

In addition to the donated items, Kids’ Kloset received monetary donations from 11 individuals totaling $1,500.

Kids’ Kloset will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during January from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons.

Families are served based on appointment. Families of each boy or girl who is eligible can select from a list of eligible items.

Kids’ Kloset, which is located on the bottom floor of the old Arlington High School building, is set up similarly to a thrift store, with hundreds of items available on a number of racks.

The nonprofit organization will continue to seek new or gently used clothing items, which can be dropped off at its downtown location (135 S. French Street) and at other locations throughout the community.

For more information, call 360-435-4875.

Kids’ Kloset, a 100 percent volunteer operated organization, has served hundreds of children in the community since opening its doors in May 2005.

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