CEFA's Clothes for Kids Drive

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

clothesforkidsOn now until January 15th, CEFA (Core Education & Fine Arts) schools will be accepting clothing to be donated to the YWCA’s Crabtree Corner as a part of the CEFA Clothes for Kids Drive.

Crabtree Corner is a transition house in the Downtown East Side that specializes in helping single mothers in transition and their families. CEFA will be collecting clothing for these women and their children of all ages (babies to youth).

The donated clothing does not get re-sold either. It is cleaned and given to those in need along with a personalized note from CEFA’s junior kindergarten class (ages 1-5) to reinforce the lessons they have learned about caring and sharing.

You can drop off your clothing donations at any CEFA school in the region, from West Vancouver to White Rock. In Vancouver you can stop by their head office at 2946 Commercial Drive, which is the future site of their latest school, opening in 2010.

You can read the CEFA blog for updates (or follow @CEFAKids on Twitter) and I believe they’re at 92 items donated so far. Hopefully we can give them a bit of a boost to support the YWCA’s Crabtree Corner.

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  1. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)Monday, November 30th, 2009 — 3:32pm PST

    I LOVE that the clothes are not resold but are actually cleaned and donated!!!

  2. mariaWednesday, December 2nd, 2009 — 3:23pm PST

    In total now we actually have about 500 clothing items in a little over a week.We’re so excited about donating to this organization!

  3. natachaSaturday, December 5th, 2009 — 9:50am PST

    We are very excited about this project! Each month or so, our schools (well, more importantly, the children in our schools) work on a project where the students can express their individuality, and through their very own skills, help others. This means so much to them, because THEY are the ones washing, folding, sorting and packaging all of these clothes, they are the ones doing it all, and they are well aware of the meaning of their work. They are truly caring and empathetic children!

    I am so very proud of their work and their incredible energy! They are very loving children!

    Thank you all for your donations

    (cefa founder)

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