Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 1, 2013

Kids' Closet nets massive turnout for opening

GREENSBURG – The Kids’ Closet, a not-for-profit organization that provides free clothing to children, saw a massive turnout for their opening session Wednesday.

The doors opened at 4 p.m. and by that time, there were already well over 200 people lined up in a queue that stretched across the parking lot and around the corner of a neighboring building. The overwhelming response proves that the need for clothing among area schoolchildren is extensive.

Anyone who was unable to stay until the long line died down was given a voucher that will earn them entry to a second free clothing session next week. The second date will be accessible by voucher only and is not meant to be a replacement for attending Wednesday’s session.

The Kids’ Closet will be open four times this year- July 31, October 9, December 11, and April 9. Families may visit all four dates as there is no limit to the number of times a child may receive clothes at the Kids’ Closet.

Sue Abplanalp, one of the founders of the Kids’ Closet, said they were inundated with donations in the last few days. She continued to say that she, and all the volunteers at the Kids’ Closet, wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who donated.

The Kids’ Closet is currently located in the basement of the First Christian Church. The halls in the basement were filled with eager, excited children as they shopped for new school clothes. Each child received six clothing items, four of which could be brand new, one pair of shoes, one new pair of socks, and one new pair of underwear.

Greensburg Fire Chief Scott Chasteen has designated the Greensburg Fire Station as a drop-off point for donations intended for the Kids’ Closet. Chasteen said the station is always open and there will be someone awake and able to accept donations twenty four hours a day. The Kids’ Closet is still in need of new and gently used clothes and shoes of all sizes for children.

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