Easttown residents are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming Kids’ Clothing Event on April 4th and 5th. Clothes will be collected from March 20-29 at various sites around the community. T&E Care will be collecting clothes for all seasons and ages from infants through teens. This event is open to the entire community with proceeds supporting T&E programs.
March 20-29 – drop off donations at any of the TESD schools, the Tredyffrin Library or the Easttown Library (please – only during school or library hours). They do NOT accept donations at the Paoli Library.
Thursday, April 4 (4:00-8:00) and Friday, April 5 (9am-noon) – “shopping” will be available for the entire community at St. Matthews United Methodist Church – 600 Walker Rd. in Wayne (down the street from Valley Forge Elementary School).
For shoppers – there are traditionally a LOT of clothes and other items (boots, shoes, coats, hats, etc.) available – infant through teens – so please don’t hesitate to come on either day. Everyone in the community is welcome to check out our selection. We do not sell the clothes – we just ask for donations. We suggest $10/bag (we provide the bags), but you are welcome to donate more if you think it’s appropriate, or offer less if your budget requires this. There will be a special teen girls “Pop-Up Shop” again this year – so please encourage your girls to join you on this special day of shopping!
LOTS of volunteers will be needed for a variety of jobs from April 2-5. If you can lend a hand please check out their Sign-Up Genius page. Bring a friend and join us in this fun way to get involved in helping your neighbors!
They are looking for new or gently used clothing, coats, hats/gloves, boots/shoes, etc. for infants through teens. Teen girls clothes are helpful for their Pop-Up Shop.
They love TESD-related items such as gym shorts or spirit wear (as long as your child’s name is not written on it). College-related items such as sweatpants, shirts, or sweatshirts are fine too.
It’s helpful if you can:
- wash your items before donating them
- rubber band (or tie) shoes together
- pin together any matched outfits like PJs, infant outfits, etc.
Please keep in mind that they do not accept:
- clothing that has an obvious stain, is ripped, or badly frayed
- clothing that has an inappropriate logo or wording
- clothing that is old and clearly worn (clearly junk)
- t-shirts that include logos from camps or youth sports or your vacation outing
- bathing suits, underwear, or socks (unless clearly new, with tags)
- clothing that has any safety hazards
If you are unfamiliar with T&E Care, they maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township area. For additional information visit their website at www.tecare.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.