“Twenty-five percent of our total budget comes through special events such as the Brew & Bluegrass,” said Joy Ingram, Development Director at the non-profit.
Clothes for Kids offered thanks to sponsors HomeStreet Bank, Charlie’s Produce, Gerber Collision, Umpqua Bank and the My Neighborhood News Network (My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today); the musicians of local bluegrass bands 7 Chord Pile Up, Right As Rain and Stillwater Hill; and the participating breweries: Big E Ales, Maritime Pacific Brewing, River Time Brewing and 12 Bars Brews, as well as Aspenwood Cellars, which donated wine.
“With nearly 200 attendees, it was a great night to celebrate and share what we do at Clothes For Kids,” Ingram said of the late September event.
Clothes For Kids opened Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 school year and has already served over 1,600 students. “We look forward to serving more than 3,500 students over the course of this year,” Ingram said.
The next special event to support Clothes For Kids will be the “Transforming Lives Breakfast” on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. For more information, or to learn more about Clothes For Kids and how you can support their efforts, visit www.clothesforkids.org.