Dress Them In Hope will kick off on November 30 with a two-day clothing drive to gather warm, gently used coats, winter gear and seasonally appropriate clothing for women, children and babies. This gently used clothing will be posted for sale on www.cloakandcurio.com through a section of the boutique dedicated to Dress Them In Hope. In this section, residents of Marillac place will be able to shop for free for themselves and their children on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Cloak and Curio will continue to take clothing donations after the clothing drive event in order to keep the program running year-round.
Dress Them In Hope on www.cloakandcurio.com will also be open to anyone who wants to purchase gently used clothing items at a very low cost with free shipping to anywhere in Canada. All proceeds from the sale of Dress Them In Hope clothing will go directly to Marillac Place to support their programs for young mothers in need. All donated clothing will be posted for sale through the Dress Them In Hope section in the online store, and not in the regular gently used clothing section.
“We are so pleased that Cloak and Curio has chosen Marillac Place as their partner in this endeavour. It will provide an amazing opportunity for the public to donate clothing for the mothers in residence at Marillac Place to pick out for themselves. The reinforcement of our fundraising endeavours is an added bonus, as it allows the public to purchase gently used clothing with the proceeds being donated to Marillac Place. Cloak and Curio’s commitment to the behind-the-scene work involved in this venture is a true illustration of a win-win partnership where our moms receive the ultimate gift, the gift of assistance in today’s economy. ”
Come to the clothing drive on November 30 in Kitchener, and December 1 in Wellesley, to donate your clean, gently used winter gear and seasonally appropriate clothing. And remember that you’ll also be able to donate clothing throughout the year through Dress Them In Hope.
“We are looking for very gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, as well as warm clothing to not only keep these women and their kids warm, but to also show them that they are part of a community that cares about their families’ well-being,”
Marillac Place and Cloak and Curio appreciate your support in bringing warmth and hope to the women, children and babies in Marillac Place’s residence.
Dress Them In Hope clothing drive event details:
Friday, November 30, 2012
Time: 3 to 6pm
Location: Coach House (behind the main house) at Marillac Place, 109 Young St., Kitchener, ON
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Cloak and Curio (home office), 196 Ferris Dr., Wellesley, ON
Please contact Roshan Grossman at 519-342-3909 or 226-750-9837,
About Marillac Place
Marillac Place resolves to give mothers the tools to become effective parents and self-supporting, responsible members of the community. Marillac Place offers safe affordable accommodation, with basic life skill training, childcare guidance and educational opportunities. Marillac Place provides chances for brighter futures to mother-led families, helping them to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Marillac Place offers housing to independent women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five who are pregnant or who have their child (ren) in their care, or who are attempting to regain care of their child (ren). Marillac Place can accommodate children up to 24 months of age. Residency is permitted for up to 12 months.
About Cloak and Curio
Cloak and Curio is an online children’s boutique for hand-me-downs and heirlooms, operating out of Wellesley, Ontario. With a focus on reusing, recycling and upcycling, Cloak and Curio features new and gently-used children’s clothing, as well as locally handcrafted and vintage children’s items. The business was founded on August 29, 2012 and launched on October 6, 2012. You can find Cloak and Curio at www.cloakandcurio.com, and through social media: Facebook (www.facebook.com/
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519-342-3909 or 226-750-9837