Clothing drive benefits area foster children | Community Spirit
There are more than 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest and Sleep County wants to help make life a little easier for those kids. Now through July, all area Sleep County locations are accepting clothing donations that will go straight to foster children in need of new clothes to call their own.
The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Sleep Country stores will be accepting donations of new clothing items to help foster families who need to replace and provide essential items quickly. Many foster children with only the clothes they are wearing, so a few new items can help them feel more comfortable, boost their confidence and provide normalcy in a time of uncertainty.
Sleep Country is working with regional foster partner non-profits such as North Idaho CASA. North Idaho Court Appointed Special Advocate is made up of volunteers who make recommendations on behalf of the child. There are CASA programs in all 50 states that help provide more information for courts as they make decisions regarding the future of foster children.
Sleep Country is also partnering with the Spokane Indians to host Foster Kids night at Avista Stadium for the June 24th game against Boise. Those who bring donations of new clothing to the game will be entered to win a 10 person skybox for a future Spokane Indians game.
Donations of new clothing in all sizes, infant to adult, will be accepted. The most needed items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts and packaged undergarments. If you aren’t able to go shopping, but still want to help out, you can make a monetary donation online.
Clothing donations are being accepted through July 20th.