June 2015
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Board Member Spotlight:
Nik Stoffelstoffel
Nik Stoffel, his wife Lauren, and their daughter, Layla Snow Stoffel


 Nik Stoffel, one of our newer board members, has enthusiastically embraced his volunteer role at Clothes To Kids of Denver.   


 An associate with the Denver office of Holland & Hart, Nik is a Denver native. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law.  


Both Nik and his wife Lauren are Denver Public School graduates, something which has given them a strong connection to the community and to the needs our organization strives to address. 


It's through Nik that Holland & Hart was approached to sponsor our Blue Jean Bash.


Thanks, Nik, for all you are doing for 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

2890 S. Colorado Blvd.
Unit M-3
Denver, CO 80222


Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from
8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Thursdays from
8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Now you don't have to wait for store hours to drop off items! Use our new outdoor collection bin in the courtyard in front of our store whenever it suits you.
See our donation guidelines for more information about the kinds of items we're looking for.
What We Do
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.

From the Executive Director

Volunteers make possible everything we are able to accomplish. 

From staffing the store to hosting parties to serving on committees or even on our board of directors . . . volunteers make all the difference in our success.

If you've been looking for a way to get involved, here's a terrific opportunity: Consider volunteering in the store. We're always looking for volunteers to assist clients, restock shelves, and sort clothing.

Individual volunteers are welcomed, as are groups of up to 20 volunteers.

If you'd like to get involved in one of these volunteer roles  -- or have any questions about how you may support us, please contact me!

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! And be sure to like us on Facebook!

BluejeanWe are able to serve the children of the Denver Metro area only because of the generous support of our many donors. This year, for the first time, we will host our major fund-raising event, the Blue Jean Bash. 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!

Thank You to our Latest Sponsors!
Thank you to our latest Bronze Sponsors, Denver's CBS 4, the Law Firm of Taylor/Anderson, and the Law Firm of Holland & Hart!

They join our Gold Sponsors, Smashburger and Bill and Sandy Arnold, in support of our inaugural event. 

Interested in learning more about how you can support Clothes To Kids of Denver's Blue Jean Bash?

Download the Blue Jean Bash sponsorship packet
Two of our recent shoppers, who like the children in the story below, are looking forward to wearing their new wardrobes to school.
The Children We ServeChildren

Although our volunteers staff our store and help children select their wardrobes, we don't always see the full impact of the big difference suitable clothing makes in the lives of the children we serve. That's why this note from a Denver Human Services caseworker means so much to us:


"I just returned from a home visit with a single mother who is living with two girls, ages 8 and 10, in transitional housing for homeless families. They had come from shopping at Clothes To Kids that morning, and the girls were so proud of their new clothes that they spent the next hour modeling each outfit from their new wardrobe. Their mother said that she has not seen her girls this happy in a very long time and became tearful as she told me how grateful she was that they had new clothes for school. There may not be a way to measure the far-reaching impact that you have on the children who shop at Clothes To Kids - but individually - each of the children you serve feels cared about by their community. They receive so much more than some clothes for school. Thank you!" 


Would you like to see the store from the point of view of the children we serve? Join us for an "Explore the Store" experience! Contact us today to learn more. 



Executive Director Katie Jones Jadwin, left, and hostess with the mostest, Angie Graham, right, at Angie's Socks in the City party.

Socks in the City UpdateSocks
The last week of May, Angie Graham threw a party with a purpose for her friends in Bow Mar. In the process, she helped generate over $700 in cash donations and over 600 pairs of new socks for the children served by Clothes To Kids of Denver! 

We're grateful to Angie, and the several other volunteer hostesses who are throwing Socks in the City parties for their friends.
These events help raise awareness of our program and broaden our outreach to the community. And, of course, they are helping us raise funds to support Clothes To Kids services.

In exchange for her efforts, each of our hostesses will receive the limited edition Socks in the City T-shirt, modeled above by the lovely Katie Jones Jadwin! You could earn yourself one too. Just host a Socks in the City party of your own.

Then, if you'd like more information, contact Valerie Lunka.