Clothing Closets contain primarily donated items in good condition that are properly sized for students in need of clothes. We hope to receive laundered items since many children do not have laundry facilities at home. While we primarily focus on K-12 clothing, we also have a need for baby clothes at some of our high school sites.
Food Pantries become very important sources of nutrition during the day and for food to be taken home at night. We are constantly in need of foods high in protein. We have a very difficult time acquiring enough food as donations to large sources like 2nd Harvest continue to decline. We are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of food drives sponsored by various organizations and sometimes food banks will provide food to children.
Hygiene Supplies include brushes, combs, conditioner, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, and tooth paste. Children move often and consequently lose these items. We never have an adequate supply of these items.
School Supplies include back packs, crayons, markers, paper, pencils, pens, and many other things. We work with KREM 2 each year to find supplies for more than 60 schools from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene in the Tools to Schools project.