April 2015
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RSVP for a Socks in the City Party

Some of our volunteers already have their own Socks in the City parties in the works. They have graciously opened up their events to all of our interested donors, volunteers, and friends.

To learn more about an upcoming event, click the links below!
Honoring Marie Payne

Marie Payne, 2015 Volunteer of the Year

It's no secret that only through our volunteers have we been able to serve more than 20,000 children over the years. That's why honoring our outstanding volunteers is so important to us.

This year it is our privilege to recognize Marie Payne, who has been supporting Clothes To Kids of Denver since 2008.

After retiring from Denver Human Services, Marie began volunteering for our organization. She helped set up the first store, working with her nephew to drill holes in concrete walls, paint, hang slat wall, and install baseboard molding and store fixtures.

Now she volunteers every Tuesday, doing whatever is asked of her.

She has also been a wonderful advocate for our organization in the community, introducing us to generous donors Sharon Walsh and the Olson Vander-Heyden Foundation.

For all of these things and so much more, we are grateful to Marie for her many wonderful contributions to Clothes To Kids of Denver.
Key Contacts

 Katie Jones Jadwin
Executive Director

Valerie Lunka
Development Director

Robin Rose
Program Manager

Catherine Chaney Bowman
Newsletter Editor
From the Executive Director

We're very excited to bring you our new and improved monthly email newsletter, The Clothes Line. In the months ahead, we hope this newsletter will help to keep you well informed about our events and the incredible work that our volunteers and sponsors accomplish on our behalf.

If you have any questions about what we do or would like to learn more about how you can help, please contact us!

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this inaugural issue of The Clothes Line!

Warm regards,

Executive Director
Clothes To Kids of Denver

PS:  Please help us expand our reach by forwarding our newsletter to your friends, co-workers, and others who may be interested in learning more about what we do!

Throw a Party with a PurposeSintheC

Who doesn't love a party, right?

Now, here's a great way to enjoy a fun gathering of your friends while helping to expand the reach of a worthwhile organization: Host a "Socks in the City" event in your home benefiting Clothes To Kids of Denver. As part of the festivities, Executive Director Katie Jones Jadwin and Development Director Val Lunka will take a few moments to explain the agency's mission.  We'll be asking your guests for their support so that we can continue to serve children in need.

We've made much of promoting your party as easy as a Moscow Mule. We'll create customized invitations for your event, an online registration system, and even your very own "landing page." Take a look at an example right here.

To learn more about how you can have a fun event while doing good for Clothes To Kids of Denver, contact Val Lunka.

Mark Your Calendars for Our First-Ever Blue Jean BashBJB

Speaking of great parties, this year we're hosting our first ever Blue Jean Bash instead of the spring gala, as in years past. Be sure to mark your calendars:

Saturday evening
September 26, 2015
EXDO Event Center
Denver, Colorado

For more information about sponsoring the Blue Jean Bash -- or other ways you may be able to help -- please call our Development Director Valerie Lunka at 303.681.5054.
Thank you for helping us clothe children and change their lives for the better!

Click here to download donor information for the Blue Jean Bash benefiting Clothes to Kids of Denver.
Volunteers and Donors Bill and Sandy Arnold 
Thank You to Our Donors!
We're already off to a fast start with our Blue Jean Bash, as our loyal and generous donors, Bill and Sandy Arnold, have signed up to be our first Gold Sponsors!

It's not the first time we've had reason to be thankful to the Arnolds. Over the years, they have brought in hundreds of dollars worth of new shoes and clothing for our shoppers.

Thank you both for your generosity and commitment to kids!
What We DoWWD

Since 2008, Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) has provided more than 20,000 school wardrobes to students in need throughout the Denver Metro area.

Why is an appropriate wardrobe so important?

For children and teens, clothing is more than a basic need -- it's key to their success in school. When students have quality clothing that helps them feel confident, they are more likely to attend school with the self-esteem needed to succeed academically.

At CTKD, students shop in a store-like environment with the help of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to providing a high level of personalized service. Students are invited to shop twice per year.

Recently, CTKD expanded its service area to include ten Denver Metro counties. That expansion means that 190,000 students are now eligible to shop at CTKD.

How Much Does a Wardrobe Cost?
It costs CTKD about $50 to furnish a wardrobe for one child. Each wardrobe includes more than 20 items of clothing, such as:
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Five pairs of underwear
  • Five tops
  • Four bottoms, such as skirts, pants, and shorts
  • One dress (optional)
  • One pair of shoes
  • One jacket

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