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


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

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month:
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.
Key Contacts

 Katie Jones Jadwin
Executive Director

Valerie Lunka
Development Director

Robin Rose
Program Manager

Eileen Robinson
Volunteer Coordinator

Catherine Chaney Bowman
Newsletter Editor
What We Do
Since 2008, Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) has provided more than 30,000 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.

Help us ensure we have enough wardrobes to supply this fall's students with the clothes they need to succeed. 

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From the Executive Director

We might not be a for-profit retail store, but we still care very much about what our clients have to say about how well we serve them. That's why we began surveying clients at the store in June and will continue throughout August. Here are just some of the most gratifying client responses we received:

"The volunteers are patient with you so you can pick anything you like. If you don't find what you need, they go above and beyond to make sure you find it."


"The atmosphere and the quality clothing makes my kids feel more like the other kids. The kids get new things for free, which means more money for groceries."


"Since clothes are one of the basic human needs, we really appreciate your help. It means a lot for us parents to be able to provide school clothing for our children."


"Thank you. You make life a lot easier for all of us and anybody like us that needs help."


"Thanks for all your help. You are a blessing for me and my family."


Making sure we serve our clients with quality clothing takes all of our combined efforts: volunteers, donors, and staff. So, we greatly appreciate all you do to help us accomplish just that.


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!


"Rocks and Socks" Drive for CTKD at Coors Field

CTKD staff on the field and on the Jumbotron at the Rockies vs. Marlins game this past August 5.

On August 5th, sports fans at the Rockies vs. Marlins game at Coors Field got to witness a short pre-game ceremony in recognition of Clothes To Kids of Denver.

During the ceremony, staff members Katie Jadwin, Doria Barajas, Robin Rose, and Eileen Robinson stood out on the field while the announcer talked about how CTKD provides clothing to students in-need in the Denver Metro area.

Two days later on August 7, CTKD volunteers collected new packages of socks and cash donations from visitors at each of the five gates at Coors Field. Fans gave us a whopping $2,265 and change in cash donations as well as 500 pairs of new socks.

Special thanks to CTKD staff and volunteers who stood out in the hot sun for three hours to collect donations and clothing!

And a big thank-you to the Colorado Rockies organization for their support!


Clothes To Kids of Denver on the Air!

One of our ongoing goals is to get the word out about how we serve low-income and at-risk students in the Denver Metro area. That's why we are so grateful for the continued support of Escuelas Publicas De Denver Radio (EDUCA), AM 1090.

As they have in the past, EDUCA hosted our executive director, Katie Jadwin, on Friday, August 12 at 5 p.m., and gave her the opportunity to talk about the students we serve and the difference we can make in their academic success by providing them with appropriate clothing.

Thank you to EDUCA Radio for helping us spread the word about Clothes To Kids of Denver!
Governor John W. Hickenlooper
and First Lady Robin P. Hickenlooper
Invite you to the Second Annual

Mark your calendars for:
Saturday evening from 6:30 to 11 p.m. 
September 10, 2016

EXDO Event Center
3500 Walnut Street * Denver, Colorado

Click here to buy your tickets online today.


Co-Founder Joyce Meyers Wins Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award

Co-founder Joyce Meyers, left, receiving the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award from The Denver Foundation.

All of us involved with Clothes To Kids of Denver have  known the critical role that Joyce Meyers has played over the years in our organization's successes. Her ability to inspire others, her many volunteer hours, and her leadership have been directly responsible for the many milestones we've achieved.

It was thanks to her long hours and hard work, for example, that we aquired nonprofit status in 2007. She was primarily responsible for our fundraising, volunteer recruitment, clothing drives and store management during our early days. Once the CTKD shop opened, Joyce served alongside an all-volunteer staff nearly every day for several years, spreading the word about CTKD's services, planning events, processing donations and helping clients shop. In addition to her volunteer work, Joyce served as the President of the Board of Directors of Clothes To Kids from 2009-2013 and served as the co-chair of our Gala committee in 2014 and 2015. She is once again co-chairing this event in 2016, which has raised more than $165,000 in the past.
Now, we're excited to announce that Joyce has received recognition for her hard work and dedication on behalf of Clothes To Kids of Denver: She is one of this year's recipients of the prestigious Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award.

Each year, The Denver Foundation recognizes select community leaders as recipients of the award named after Minoru Yasui, a Japanese American lawyer who was interned during WWII. He fought all the way to the US Supreme Court to overturn the laws directly targeting Japanese Americans or Japanese immigrants. After WWII, Yasui moved to Denver, where he became a leader in civic affairs. So considerable were his many contributions to the city that Denver named one of its buildings the Minoru Yasui Plaza in his honor.

Because the award that bears his name is so prestigious, we are immensely proud that Joyce has been recognized by The Denver Foundation as one of this year's recipients.

Congratulations, Joyce!

AmazonSmile Helps Clothes To Kids Raise Money

If you use the convenience of the largest U.S. online retailer, then here's a great way to support Clothes To Kids of Denver as you do.

When you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to our organization.

That donation isn't added to your purchase price, but instead comes out of Amazon's profits.

To get started, just click on the link below!