MLC's Clothing Center and Food Pantry is now open!
Wish List for January, 2020: -Nut-free snacks -Gluten-free snacks -Gloves for kids ages 5-12 -A full-size refrigerator
How to utilize: All MLC families, students, and community members are welcome to "shop" the Clothing Center and Food Pantry (CCFP) on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 - 9:30 AM. All teachers and staff can open up the CCFP during other times as well.
How to support: We'll post immediate needs on this page and also on the CCFP's Instagram account. Your financial donation will be used to purchase new items (i.e. socks, underwear, bras) and food and personal items. You can also buy directly from our Amazon Smile wish list that reflects our immediate needs.
Donation guidelines: Before you donate used clothing, ask yourself:
Am I giving this to the CCFP because it's basically new, in style, clean, and not damaged (no stains, rips, tears, or smells)?
Is it appropriate for the current weather? (We don't have storage capacity for non-seasonal wear.)
Is it size 5T or larger? (Clothes need to fit kindergarten to 18-year olds. No baby or toddler clothes.)
Please DO NOT donate:
Shoes with more than a small amount of wear
Used workout clothing
Baby or toddler items
Items that are ripped, stained, or needing repair
When you donate to the CCFP, you are donating to children and families in your community. It can be easy to fall into the trap of "wishful donating" or thinking that "someone can use it!" Instead, give your items a nice Marie Kondo farewell and if they do not fit the criteria of what the CCFP can take, recycle or re-use the item or throw it away. THANK YOU!
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