WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Westchester Jewish Community Center’s Kids’ Kloset (WJCS) was awarded a grant of $6,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to help purchase clothing items and other essentials for Westchester children in need.
“We’re delighted to receive this contribution from Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Stephanie Roth, Kids’ Kloset director. “While most clothing items Kids’ Kloset receives are gently used donations, some essentials need to be new, and this grant will enable us to purchase more of them. Kids’ Kloset really appreciates this generosity.”
WJCS Kids’ Kloset, a volunteer-driven operation, has been in existence for three and a half years and during that time, has donated more than 6,000 bags of clothing and related items to children in Westchester. On a daily basis, Kids’ Kloset outfits kids who don’t have appropriate clothing, winter coats, hats or scarves, or those who don’t have sneakers needed for playing basketball or babies who need strollers or fresh diapers.
On several occasions, the volunteers have been among the first responders, quickly supplying clothing for children and alleviating the upheavals of families displaced by fires in Elmsford, New Rochelle, Port Chester and other communities.
Donations are collected at the warehouse at 170 E. Post Road in downtown White Plains and distributed to public schools, clinics, houses of worship, social services organizations, shelters and to anyone who works with youth in need.
WJCS is one of the largest nonprofit, non-sectarian human services agencies in Westchester, serving 20,000 people annually at 70 clinic, school, community and home-based locations throughout the county.
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