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July 23, 2013

CCI Thermal donates to Kids' Closet Group happy to serve children in need

Thermal donates to Kids’ Closet

Group happy to serve children in need

GREENSBURG – With her background as an elementary teacher guiding her, Sue Abplanalp’s vision was to alleviate clothing expenses for parents at the beginning of the school year. Greensburg and Decatur County Schools have a 54 percent free/reduced lunch population, so she knew the need was real.

Additionally, it was intended to serve a group of people who do not qualify for lunches, but who are still in need of help. At the first “Back to School Shopping Spree” in July of 2012, approximately 200 children were served with minimal advertising. It was so successful that it was determined there was a bigger need in Decatur County than originally anticipated. Last July 31, they served approximately 800 children. Thus was born the Kid’s Closet of Decatur County. It is recognized that families struggle financially throughout the year to clothe their children, that children experience growth spurts, and that they require different apparel as the seasons change. With that in mind,

Sue and her volunteers decided to open the closet on a monthly basis for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade.

The Kids’ Closet understands the connection between a child’s self-esteem and school performance. Sometimes it just takes a new pair of shoes, a nice shirt, or a cool pair of jeans to give a child that boost of confidence he or she needs. The Kids Closet wants to help children feel good about themselves by providing new or slightly used clothing at no cost to the families.

The only requirement for attending the Kid’s Closet is that the child be accompanied by an adult. No financial information in required. Currently, it is running strictly on donations. Monetary donations are processed through the First Christian Church using their 501C3 status.

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