Low-income families can shop for free at Clothes for Kids |

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Low-income families can shop for free at Clothes for Kids

Clothes For Kids opened its doors yesterday for low-income families in Snohomish County to go back to school shopping.

Despite the tough economy - organizers say donations are better than usual.

"Thanks to generous donations from the community, we have the best back to school inventory that we have seen in at least the last eight years," Clothes for Kids Program Manager Nancy Laird-Burris said in a press release.

Students qualify for Clothes For Kids if they're on the free or reduced lunch program at their school. If you'd like to shop - get a clothing requisition form from the office of your student's school.

When families arrive at Clothes For Kids, they will be given a number and asked to wait so that each family can have the space and time necessary to pick out clothing for their students. 

Each student will receive a shopping list and basket when they come in to shop and can then look through the racks of new and gently used clothing that have been sorted by size and type. There are two dressing rooms for the students to ensure that their wardrobe will fit properly. 

During Fall/Winter shopping, students should receive a warm coat, lighter weight coat, 1 pair of shoes, socks, underwear and two outfits for school.  The only thing that is missing is the cash register. 

"We find that the wardrobes provided by Clothes For Kids help students to build confidence, so that they can attend school focused on learning and not their clothing," Lynda Tripp, CFK Board member and volunteer said in a press release.

Clothes for Kids is located at 16725 52nd Ave West, Suite B in Lynnwood.