Before we ever had our own building, before we had staff or a board, before there was a breakfast or auction– before we were Clothes For Kids- there was Sharie Ennis, (Clothes For Kids Founder). When Sharie was introduced to the program, it was in a classroom in a very dark and dingy hall at the old Scriber Lake High School. She walked in and thought it looked pretty organized, but she knew she could do more. Under her leadership, they grew from one classroom to two with an extra storage area in another room across the hall. As the school grew, they needed the classrooms back, at which point the school district moved them to the locker rooms.
The Scriber site was home for more than 15 years, thanks to the Edmonds School District. Clothes For Kids was the last program at Scriber Lake, and they were literally taking down the building around Clothes For Kids (Scriber Lake is now Cedar Valley Community School). Clothes For Kids moved to its current location in Lynnwood on 52nd Avenue. In the location on 52nd Ave Clothes For Kids has made many improvements to ensure our clients and their families can shop with dignity. From organized storage to dressing rooms, each year we strive to enhance our space so we can continue to make a difference in student’s lives.