Kirkland Sleep Country USA holding clothing drive for foster kids
June 29, 2012 · 3:54 PM
Colored jeans, nautical stripes, neon colors and preppy style - this year’s fashion trends are fun, bright and sporty. But for local foster children who often enter foster care with just the clothes on their back, getting dressed and ready to tackle the day isn’t always easy breezy.
“While foster parents are provided with a monthly stipend to supply necessities for foster kids, a recent shopping trip revealed that these funds don’t make it very far,” said Heather Jefferis, executive director of Kinship House. “A new t-shirt or pair of jeans provides a much needed confidence boost and sense of normalcy for children in such unfamiliar situations, and helps foster families immensely.”
To assist foster parents and give foster kids the extra confidence they need to succeed in school and at play, Sleep Country USA is collecting new clothing items through July 22. Sleep Country in Kirkland is located at 12558 Totem Lake Boulevard.
Donations of new clothing, such as shirts, shorts, jeans, jumpers, dresses, and packaged undergarments in all sizes – infant to adults – are being accepted at every Sleep Country store.