Enumclaw clothing bank sends out plea for additional donations

The Enumclaw School District’s clothing bank is sending out the call for new socks and underwear.

The Enumclaw School District’s clothing bank is sending out the call for new socks and underwear.

Sheila Smith, who operates the outlet that distributes free clothing and other items to those in need throughout the Enumclaw School District, said those items have been hard to keep on the shelves.

The Enumclaw clothing bank saw a tremendous increase in users this past year, she noted, helping 1,400 people in the area, up from 900.

The preferred donations are bikini underwear for girls and boxer briefs for boys, but all donations, along with monetary gifts, are welcome, in sizes 4 to 16 and all adult sizes for high school students.

Donations may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the clothing bank, the former J.J. Smith Elementary School building at 1640 Fell St. The clothing bank is closed when school is not in session.

Gamblin Motors is also collecting new and gently-used coats, hats and gloves for all ages, men’s and women’s sizes for teens for the Enumclaw clothing bank.

Coats and cold-weather accessories can be dropped off at either of Gamblin’s locations on Roosevelt Avenue or state Route 410 in Enumclaw during normal business hours through Dec. 20. Donations of underwear and socks can also be dropped at the Gamblin Motors sites.

Donations of clean, reusable clothing are always needed, as well as volunteers. For information, call Smith at 360-829-6605.


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