Clothes for the Classroom leaves young students confident for new school year


WENATCHEE- Hundreds of students and their parents gathered at Saddlerock Presbyterian Church Saturday morning for Serve Wenatchee Valley’s annual Clothes For The Classroom event.

Kids were allowed to pick the clothes they wanted –brand new and at no charge – for the upcoming school year.  We talked with Thom Nees, the Executive Director of Serve Wenatchee Valley.

“This is just a wonderful opportunity to step in and see hundreds of volunteers that have taken shape to bring this event to Serve Wenatchee Valley,” Nees said. “It’s not just a Serve Wenatchee Valley event this is truly a community event that offers the opportunity for those that want to come and take advantage of putting some new clothes on these precious kids in our valley to send them off with a raised sense of self to be able to go in with confidence.”

From shirts to shoes, students had the opportunity to leave with a whole new wardrobe.

“This is truly a people opportunity, it’s way beyond the clothing they receive–it’s a connection to one another,” Nees said. “With the volunteers and the multiple churches and community organizations that come to pull this off, it’s a beautiful community event.”

Most of the area school districts begin the new school year the middle of next week.