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Seaford School District/McKinney-Vento Liaison wrote on February 9, 2017:
On behalf of Seaford School District/McKinney-Vento Liaison, We would like to thank you for your contribution of clothing to our families in need. Your support helps us continue in our mission and to assist those in our community who are homeless or our families in transition as we like to call them. Most of these families when they are evicted only leave with the clothing on their backs. When we see them in our office they are desperate and in need. Your organization has come through time and time again. In a matter of a day these families are clothed with 4 outfits, sneakers, hats, coats and gloves for each child. The tears that I see from their eyes as they pick up their bundle of joy packaged by your loving workers is sometimes overwhelming. Over and over again my families express that without your assistance they would be too embarrassed to send their children to school in the same outfits over and over. You and your organization bring back hope, dignity and joy to these families many times over. The generous support of individuals like you and your organization makes it possible for our School District to help our families during their time of need and stress and to make the community a great place to live. Thank you again for your support!
Seaford School District wrote on February 8, 2017:
Clothing Our Kids helps build confidence in a child. When one of our students arrived at school with duck taped shoes, they immediately came to the school with shoes for the child. This child went from a frown & lowered head to a smile & head held high. The shoes were given privately, therefore classmates did not realize that the parent did not provide them. Through this wonderful organization, children criticized for their ill-fitting clothing can dress as their peers. Clothing is fashionable and chosen with love & understanding of children's needs from those working with Clothing Our Kids. They have helped many of our children at West Seaford Elementary, whose parents struggle to provide for the needs of their family. Clothing Our Kids helps lessen that financial burden. When children have bathroom accidents or drop milk all over their clothes, the nurse has the t-shirts, sweatpants, underwear, socks, and shoes provided to them throughout the year by Clothing Our Kids able to return to class ready to learn, without fear of negative comments from their peers
Michele Murphy wrote on December 16, 2016:
From IRSD The (children's)clothing boxes were absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much for your generosity! Michele Murphy Community Education Coordinator TOTS -PRE K PROGRAM 30207 Frankford School Rd Frankford, DE 19945 www.irsd.net
Cheryl Carey wrote on September 28, 2016:
Can't thank Clothing our KDS enough for all they do for families at Phillip C. Showell Elementary. We just had a family lose everything in a house fire and CLOTHING OUR KIDS was who I thought of first. I KNEW they would come through for our family. Thank you - Thank you - Thank you!!
Rosalyn Daisey, R.N. wrote on September 23, 2016:
Hello Mary and Helpers, We are into the first month of school and the clothes at my school are reaching a low point! Thank you so much for your organization. I had a helper in this week on the day that there were three clothing accidents and with my depleted stock, my helper said, "What are you going to do?" I thought, "I don't know" and then I looked up and saw the Clothing Closet information on my bulletin board--I had forgot that I put it up on my bulletin board with the whirl wind of activities happening at the beginning of school. I am so grateful and appreciative for your help. Thank you so much and God bless your organization. Nurse Daisey:-) Richard A. Shields Lewes, DE
Sr. Maria Mairlot - LaEsperanza wrote on March 22, 2016:
It was overwhelming to receive so many beautiful clothes. Very moving to see the reaction of mothers and children which could never afford them. Thank you and God bless your work Sister María
Meghan Blades- North Georgetown Elementary wrote on March 3, 2016:
The family you supplied shoes to this week were beyond thrilled to receive them!!!! THANK YOU!
Rosalyn Daisey, R.N. wrote on January 22, 2016:
Dear Mary and Clothing Our Kids Staff, Thank you again for being so efficient and fast. A student attending my school was in need of a coat and you responded right away and this student will have a warm coat, gloves, and a hat just in time for the wintery weather predicted for this weekend. You also replenished my supply of undergarments due to all the bathroom accidents occurring in my elementary school. May God continue to bless you and this wonderful organization. Thanks a million times over!
Rosalyn Daisey, R.N. wrote on December 7, 2015:
Mary, Your organization and everyone involved are true blessings. Thank you for the clothes that you donated to Shields Elementary. Your organization is so helpful and I truly appreciate that you provide for our children in need. Thank you again and God Bless! Nurse Daisey
Sara Davis- East Millsboro Elementary wrote on December 3, 2015:
COK - I can't thank you enough for making my job easier and proving for the needs of my students. Anytime a student has a clothing, coat, shoe, sock, etc. need you are there to provide. The next day students are coming in with bright smiles, new warm clothing, and feeling good about themselves. Thank you for caring out the children of Sussex County and being a GREAT/Amazing resource to schools! Truly a bright light in the community.