The mission of Clothing Our Kids is to improve the lives of at risk Head Start elementary and middle school children through 8th grade by providing them with appropriate school clothing. In Sussex County many children do not have essential school clothing which has a direct negative impact on their self-esteem, their school attendance, their ability to learn, and can lead to bullying. It is our goal to assist these youngsters with an equal start in their early education and help them become successful students.

“When you create a difference in someone’s life, you not only impact their life, you impact everyone influenced by them throughout their entire lifetime. No act is ever too small. One by one, this is how to make an ocean rise.” – Poet Danielle Doby

As COK Founder Mary Rio recently said in an interview: “It’s not just new clothes, it’s a new life.”

Vision Statement

Offering an opportunity for every child to achieve excellence