Clothe-A-Child

Clothe-A-Child Clothe-A-Child shops for new clothes and shoes with children in need ages 5-12 in Lake and Geauga Cou
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For more than 35 years, with the help of monetary donations and hundreds of volunteers, Clothe-A-Child has been providing new clothing and shoes for children in need in Lake and Geauga counties.

07/26/2023

Good News. 2023 Applications are now available at Lake and Geauga libraries and Lake County Children and Family Services. Apply early!! Shopping to begin first week in October.

01/09/2023

If you live in Lake County and have children younger than 5, then you qualify for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Your child can have high-quality, brand-new, age-appropriate books mailed to your home every month. Because it's never too soon to read with your child! Sign up here: https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll

01/05/2023
12/21/2022

Last night was our final shopping for kids at Clothe a Child. It’s been a wonderful season and we shopped for over 300 children. A special thank you to all our volunteers. Without you Clothe a Child would not be possible. You are the heart and soul of this important organization. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy and Happy New Year.

CHARITYHelping children in needClothe-A-Child has been clothing Lake, Geauga children for more than 35 yearsBy Marah Mor...
12/08/2022

CHARITY
Helping children in need
Clothe-A-Child has been clothing Lake, Geauga children for more than 35 years
By Marah Morrison
[email protected]
For more than 35 years in Lake and Geauga counties, the Clothe-A-Child program has been providing a shopping experience for children in need of new, warm clothes.

Using JCPenney at the Great Lakes Mall, children between the ages of 5 and 12 can spend $200 for new clothing, shoes and coats during the months of September through December.

“They really do get quite a few things. It cannot be used on jewelry, toys or food, so it’s all on clothing,” said Carol Nicolai, who is in her first year as program coordinator.

In order to qualify for the program, families are required to fill out an application and provide several pieces of information whether it be income tax filings or proof of receiving some sort of government supplement such as food stamps, Social Security benefits or Medicaid.

“Once we receive all of this and go through and determine their eligibility, then we set up a shopping date,” Nicolai said. “In years past, the idea of it was we provide volunteer shoppers to shop with the child, so the parents don’t shop. This was the principle behind it all.”

Due to the pandemic, that changed, Nicolai said. As a result, parents shopped with their kids in the last two years. This year, they were given the option to have a volunteer shopper or to shop with their children.

“We got the Lake Erie College girls basketball team last week and shopped for 14 kids that night. It was very fun,” she said.

“We’ve had a combination of both,” Nicolai said. “It’s worked out well. There were quite a few people who wanted volunteer shoppers and the really big part of this program are our volunteers. They are the heart and the backbone of this program because they fill all of the positions we need.”

Besides volunteers being needed as shoppers, they also act as table coordinators where families check in. Volunteers are also needed for check out.

“None of the clothing is returnable,” Nicolai said. “We have to cut out all the tags and so forth, and I need people to do that. Some of them have been volunteering for 20 or 25 years. They’ve been wonderful people.

“We have over 50 volunteers over the year, and I can’t stress how important they are,” she added. “They’re dedicating their time and if we didn’t have them, we couldn’t run the program.”

Applications become available in August.

“We put them in most of the Lake and Geauga county libraries, and Job and Family Services, so that’s where the parents can access the applications,” Nicolai said.

This year, 350 children will be served, she said.

“It’s a very rewarding program,” she said. “The kids are excited when they get to see all the new clothes they get. It’s rewarding for the volunteer shoppers because they have fun with the kids and to see them put a smile on their face is important.”

Clothe-A-Child is funded through donations. Donations may be made at news-herald.com/clothe-a-child or sent to The News-Herald, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094. Checks may be made payable to Clothe-a-Child. For other inquiries or volunteer opportunities, email [email protected].

Clothe-A-Child THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE CLOTHE-A-CHILD FUNDRAISING PAGE! For over 35 years, with the help of monetary donations and hundreds of volunteers, Clothe-A-Child has been providing new c…

What an amazing night for Clothe a Child. The Lake Erie College Girls Basketball team were volunteer shoppers for 14 chi...
11/30/2022

What an amazing night for Clothe a Child. The Lake Erie College Girls Basketball team were volunteer shoppers for 14 children. Everyone had fun shopping and out Checkout Assistants were the Best!!!

Consider Clothe-A-Child as part of your holiday givingYour donation goes to buy warm school clothing, coats, shoes, and ...
11/11/2022

Consider Clothe-A-Child as part of your holiday giving
Your donation goes to buy warm school clothing, coats, shoes, and boots for children in our area who are in need.
https://bit.ly/3G7EgxS

Our volunteers at work helper our shoppers.
10/21/2022

Our volunteers at work helper our shoppers.

Another successful shopping night. Also thank you to alll our volunteers.
10/17/2022

Another successful shopping night. Also thank you to alll our volunteers.

A successful shopping trip with Clothe a Child. Looking sharp for school.
10/13/2022

A successful shopping trip with Clothe a Child. Looking sharp for school.

Help us kickoff the 2022 Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-A-Child program at Redhawk Grill on Wednesday, October 12th from 4pm to ...
10/11/2022

Help us kickoff the 2022 Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-A-Child program at Redhawk Grill on Wednesday, October 12th from 4pm to 9pm!

Tell your server you are with Clothe-A-Child and 20% of the proceeds will go to the program!

It’s the Spirit of the Season!! Clothe-A-Child seasonal kickoff event. It will be at RedHawk Grill in Concord, Ohio 7481...
10/05/2022

It’s the Spirit of the Season!!
Clothe-A-Child seasonal kickoff event. It will be at RedHawk Grill in Concord, Ohio 7481 Auburn Rd. Concord Twp. on Wednesday, October 12th
from 4pm-9pm.

Tell your waitress that you are there for Clothe-A-Child and they will donate 20% of your bill to the organization! And remember, make a direct donation to the organization of $25 or more to have your name listed in the paper. Checks made payable to Clothe-A-Child program and send to 7085 Mentor Ave Willoughby, OH 44094.

Come celebrate with us and have fun at RedHawk Grill’s weekly trivia night featuring Riley Altizer from All About You Entertainment! *event is hosted by RedHawk Grill and is not associated with Clothe-A-Child event.”

This will strictly be for donations and volunteer opportunities. No shopping applications will be distributed at the event.

Our first day of Shopping at J C Penney’s began yesterday.  The families all had a great time.
10/05/2022

Our first day of Shopping at J C Penney’s began yesterday. The families all had a great time.

2022 Shopping Season to begin in October.  Consider volunteering now.
08/23/2022

2022 Shopping Season to begin in October. Consider volunteering now.

Contact: coordinator@clotheachildneo.orgVolunteer for 2022 Shopping Season October- December
08/12/2022

Contact: [email protected]
Volunteer for 2022 Shopping Season October- December

Volunteers need for the 2022 Shopping SeasonVolunteer ShoppersShopping AssistantsTable CoordinatorsAssistant Table Coord...
08/11/2022

Volunteers need for the 2022 Shopping Season
Volunteer Shoppers
Shopping Assistants
Table Coordinators
Assistant Table Coordinators
Check out coordinators

Contact: [email protected]

Want to volunteer this season and give back to children and families in the Lake and Geauga community? Consider volunteering for the Clothe-A-Child program! Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/iPNKRk9C2AZMYNvd6


08/11/2022

2022 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
Mentor Public Library
Mentor on the Lake Library
Mentor Headland Library
Morley Library
Lake County Children and Family Services
Eastlake Public Library
Willowick Public Library
Willoughby Public Library
Perry Public Library
Fairport Harbor Public Library
Chardon Library
Wickliffe Public Library

04/14/2022

Inspired by our natural world? Put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and enter our 27th Annual Nature Writing Contest! ✍️ Deadline is EARTH DAY (FRIDAY, APRIL 22) and entry is super easy by email. Details at http://bit.ly/gpdnwc2022.

So far this year, entries in our adolescent prose and poetry categories for ages 12-17 are especially sparse. Please help us create a sense of competition - and get teens brainstorming on Nature! - by spreading the word among this age group if you can. Thanks!

"You're never fully dressed without a smile."
12/17/2021

"You're never fully dressed without a smile."

Thank you to some amazing individuals from Erie Bank for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program on Monday evening!
12/15/2021

Thank you to some amazing individuals from Erie Bank for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program on Monday evening!

Give to a local child in need living in Lake and Geauga County! When you support Clothe-A-Child, you are helping to purc...
11/30/2021

Give to a local child in need living in Lake and Geauga County! When you support Clothe-A-Child, you are helping to purchase their own new clothes for the winter season. Help a child in need today and make a difference in your local community.

Visit us at our NEW website www.clotheachildneo.org to make a donation today!

This young man wants to thank all of our Champions who support and give to Clothe-A-Child! With your help, he was able t...
11/12/2021

This young man wants to thank all of our Champions who support and give to Clothe-A-Child! With your help, he was able to purchase new clothes and shoes for the winter season.

Want to make a difference this holiday season? Volunteer or donate today by visiting www.clotheachildneo.org!

Want to volunteer this season and give back to children and families in the Lake and Geauga community? Consider voluntee...
11/02/2021

Want to volunteer this season and give back to children and families in the Lake and Geauga community? Consider volunteering for the Clothe-A-Child program! Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/iPNKRk9C2AZMYNvd6


Meet Gabby, one of the many happy children we served last night for our shopping season. She was so excited that she had...
11/02/2021

Meet Gabby, one of the many happy children we served last night for our shopping season. She was so excited that she had the chance to find some amazing clothes - like that warm hoodie and cute shoes - to take home with her!

Help children like Gabby shop for new clothes this winter season!

You can support a child today by donating on our NEW website at www.clotheachildneo.org!

Please consider donating to the Clothe-A-Child program  in Lake and Geauga County! Every dollar helps and no amount is t...
09/23/2021

Please consider donating to the Clothe-A-Child program in Lake and Geauga County! Every dollar helps and no amount is too small. If we reach $40,000 by October 15th, we are guaranteed to help 200 local children purchase new winter clothes at the start of our shopping season.

We are proud to shop with Lake and Geauga County children in need of new winter clothes

09/22/2021

THIS WEEKEND!
KidShow Makes September Debut at Great Lakes Mall
on September 25 & 26
Annual Family Event Marks 22nd Year
The KidShow is a must see, must do family event. No admission fee, no parking fee, right here in Northeast Ohio and all for free! For the full activity and entertainment schedule visit www.KidShowInfo.com.

Thank you, Marie Ruvolo, for your support and this amazing card to the Clothe-A-Child program! Marie's booth "U Rock" at...
09/18/2021

Thank you, Marie Ruvolo, for your support and this amazing card to the Clothe-A-Child program!

Marie's booth "U Rock" at Headlands BeachFest raised over $400 to help school-aged children living in Lake and Geauga County shop for new winter clothes for the winter season.

Thank you for all you do for the local community and for helping us further our mission this shopping season!

🎊🎉🎊🎉Clothe-A-Child is celebrating 40 years of shopping with children in need living in Lake and Geauga County! 🎊🎉🎊🎉We wa...
09/10/2021

🎊🎉🎊🎉Clothe-A-Child is celebrating 40 years of shopping with children in need living in Lake and Geauga County! 🎊🎉🎊🎉

We want you to celebrate with us and make this the best shopping experience in the history of the program! Visit givebutter.com/cacis40 to make a donation, create an online fundraising event, or see how you can send a check donation to join the celebration!

We are proud to shop with Lake and Geauga County children in need of new winter clothes

Attention Lake County Families:Our 2022 APPLICATIONS are now available! Check the following libraries in LAKE County:Lak...
08/30/2021

Attention Lake County Families:

Our 2022 APPLICATIONS are now available! Check the following libraries in LAKE County:

Lake County Jobs and Family Services in Painesville, Ohio
Eastlake Public Library
Mentor Public Library
Morley Library
Wickliffe Library
Willoughby Public Library
Willowick Public Library

Other libraries in Geauga and Lake available next week.

It's summertime and that means Headland's BeachFest is here! Special shoutout to a local booth who will be at the event ...
07/13/2021

It's summertime and that means Headland's BeachFest is here! Special shoutout to a local booth who will be at the event - UROCK. All purchases will support Clothe-A-Child and other local charities in Lake County!

Stop by on July 17th from 11 AM to 7 PM for food, games, sand sculptures, shopping, and entertainment!

05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day one and all Super Moms!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/29/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Frank Whalen, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Frank has been volunteering with our program for 25 years. The smiles are always a great reason to help children in need, and we are so happy to have you a part of our program!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/28/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Kathi Cicconetti-Roe, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Karen has been volunteering with our program for 38 years. Your years of service have been invaluable to our program and we truly appreciate all you do for the children and the community!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/27/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Karen Gridley, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Karen has been volunteering with our program for 7 years. Thank you for building these lasting memories with the children in Lake and Geauga Counties!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/26/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Dottie Unites, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Dottie has been volunteering with our program for 35 years. Thank you for all you do for the children and for giving back your time to serve your community!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/25/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Shari Thompson, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Shari has been volunteering with our program for 4 years. Your beautiful story is so inspiring and we are so happy to have you as a volunteer your time and service to help us on our mission!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/24/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Tammi Priggins, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Tammi has been a volunteer shopper with us for 26 years. Thank you for volunteering with us to make a difference and giving back to the community!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/23/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Dick and Jill Stadel, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Dick and Jill have been volunteering with our program for 4 years. Your service to our program truly makes a difference in our community!

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they sup...
04/22/2021

❤ ❤ ❤ For National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to some of our volunteers who shared why they support the Clothe-A-Child program. ❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you, Christine DeNicola, for volunteering with the Clothe-A-Child program! Christine has been a volunteer shopper for 2 years. We are so happy to have you in our organization and to connect with the children in your local community! Thank you for your service!

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Hello, I am wondering when Clothe-A-Child starts taking their applications for 2020? Thank you.
As we approach this holiday season, we are asking that you remind your friends, family, coworkers, groups, churches, organizations, etc, to remember Clothe-A-Child and all the good we do for our community and to please keep us in their thoughts when making their charitable donations.
Let us know if you need us to come speak to your group or if there is anything we can do to help. We are including the link that will take you to our Clothe-A-Child donation page - feel free to forward this link.
CAC is a 501C non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.
Just one of our fabulous volunteer shoppers!

WE NEED DONATIONS!!
Since Sept 11th we have shopped for 302 children. We hope to shop until January 1, 2018 and help several hundred more children purchase warm, new clothing and shoes. BUT we need donations to make this happen!!!

Check: Make out to Clothe-A-Child and mail to CAC C/O News-Herald 7085 Mentor Avenue Willoughby Ohio 44094

PayPal: www.news-herald.com/clotheachild Click on the DONATE button for a secure credit card payment.

*Please indicate how you would like your name to appear in our donor list*

HELP US, HELP THE CHILDREN OF LAKE AND GEAUGA COUNTIES!!
Is there still shopping on Saturday's?
When is dead line for application and is there anyway i can register online and send in papers that are needed ..
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