Lynnwood, WA: Recently, 290 community members joined Clothes For Kids at Holy Rosary in Edmonds to Celebrate the Children, and raised more than $47,000 to benefit Clothes For Kids and the School Wardrobe program.
The auction started with local pianist David Little entertaining the crowd during the silent auction. The event included a dessert buffet, wine and beer. “Thanks to our donors PinkaBella Cupcakes, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Fremont Brewing, and Lagunitas Brewing, we kept the cost of the event very low,” said Joy Ingram, Executive Director for Clothes For Kids.
The live auction kicked off with performances from local realtor Gus Mansour and Elvis impersonator Robbie Dee. During the live auction, auctioneer Bill Foote kept the energy high and helped to generate more than $7,000 with 20 live auction items. “Our sponsors really stepped up this year helping to match our Fund-A-Need during the auction,” said Ingram. “Thanks to Thrivent Financial, Charlie’s Produce, Pacific Crest Savings Bank, Gerber Collision, Berkshire Hathaway, United Healthcare, Coastal Community Bank, Molina Healthcare, and Dean and Allison Ferris, we raised more than $22,000 for our School Wardrobe Program.”
100% of Clothes For Kids funding comes directly from the community we serve. Over the past five years, Clothes For Kids has provided 15,000 low-income students with their school wardrobes. We will open our doors for back to school shopping in mid-August. You can further empower students and strengthen the families in our community through your advocacy, volunteerism, and donations to Clothes For Kids.