Clothing Our Kids (COK) is a local, 100% volunteer organization that provides clothing, shoes and coats to at risk elementary school children throughout Sussex County at no charge. COK works exclusively with the school nurses at all 33 Sussex County elementary schools. The nurses are the people most familiar with the family histories of these children. Founded in Millsboro in 2012, COK provided approximately 850 items to 150 students that year. Last year, COK distributed over 16,000 items to more than 3,500 students!
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
- If you know of a family with elementary school children in need of clothing or shoes, they can receive them free of charge. A parent or guardian simply needs to contact the school nurse who will provide us with the information about each child. Some of our 150 volunteers will package and deliver the items to the school, usually within a day, or at the latest, after the weekend.
- Second, COK relies entirely on donations of clothing or cash to make this possible. If your business, house of worship, social organization or community organization would like to help us by either donating funds or organizing a clothing drive, we would be extremely grateful. We accept NEW clothing sizes 4-16. Our volunteers will gladly come to you and pick up any items or donations which you have collected.
Our goal is to ensure that no child in Sussex County ever misses a day of school or suffers from low self-esteem because he or she does not have proper clothing or shoes to walk to school in. If you have any questions, or would like to support us with clothing, a donation or as a volunteer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-750-8446.