A longtime Pinellas County non-profit organization is getting ready to open its first Tampa location just in time for the "Back-to-School" rush.
Clothes to Kids helps provide new and used clothes to low-income students for free.
More than half of the kids in Hillsborough and Pinellas County schools qualify to shop at the non-profit. The kids get a variety of different items when the shop, like pants, shoes, socks, shirts, and undergarments.
"It's very important that everyone look in their closets, dresser drawers and see if they have clothes that they can donate to us because kids come in all shapes and sizes and so do our clothes," explains Jennifer Jacobs.
Right now, volunteers are preparing the store to open in about 3 weeks but they need donations.
Parents and their children can shop at Clothes for Kids if they meet the following requirements:
You must live in Pinellas or Hillsborough County.
Children must be school-aged and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch through local schools, or receive a referral from an approved social service agency, or from a social worker, school teacher, school administrator, guidance counselor, social worker, pastor, priest or rabbi.
Social worker or caseworker employed at a local social service agency
All shopping at Clothes To Kids is by appointment only. Once approved you need to call (727) 441-5050 to make your appointment.