Denver - When budgets are tight, buying school clothes can seem impossible. But 7Everyday Hero Lesa Butler has a solution.
She is one of the co-founders of Clothes to Kids of Denver, a unique shopping experience.
"We provide new and used clothing to low income schooled aged children. They can come in twice a year and get a week's worth of clothing, which includes five tops, four bottoms, pants, skirts, or shorts. Five pairs of socks, five pairs of new underwear, a pair of shoes and a jacket or coat," said Butler.
"It is like our little boutique. We are here to provide free clothing to low income students in Denver County," said Joyce Meyers co-founder of Clothes to Kids of Denver.
Butler helped open the store in 2008 and she has been here giving her time every week since that first day.
"It is never ending what she puts in. And you can tell she just loves it," said Meyers.
Each shopper is referred by a church or school and sets up a shopping appointment. They get to shop for a week's worth of clothes for each of their children.
"It is completely free. 100-percent free," said Butler.
"Over two thirds of the Denver public school students are considered at need. So, we're here to help the families with that," said Meyers.
"We have given out more than 16,000 wardrobes since we opened in 2008," said Butler.
Clothes to Kids of Denver can do this thanks to donations and volunteers like Lesa Butler.
"When I come here, my problems seem a lot smaller than these people's problems." said Butler.
To learn more about Clothes to Kids of Denver go to www.clothestokidsofdenver.org
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