The clothes closet might just be the solution to your kid’s wardrobe flow – DiscoverWeyburn.com
At this time of year, many closets in the homes of local families are likely being purged to make way for newer, better-fitting school clothes.
But what do you do with all those they have passed, if there are no younger ones to pass them on to at home? If you don’t want to throw them away, local charities in Weyburn are there to make sure no one goes without the clothes they need.
If you want to make sure it will go freely to another child, Family Place assistant manager Judy Lumb said their clothes closet is a great place to donate any lightly used items.
It’s also a great treasure trove for finding free clothes for your own kids.
“We’ve got it pretty full right now, so everyone is welcome to come anytime during our opening hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,” she prompted. “We certainly have a lot of those, and every week people bring us clothes, so we encourage people to come back, like even every week. We’re constantly releasing new stuff.”
Lumb said everyone is welcome, even if they don’t consider themselves financially needy.
“Some people think you have to be tough to come, but everyone is welcome. We don’t judge anyone. We don’t turn anyone away.”
She said the items in their closet are all free and often range from maternity clothes, newborn and preemie clothes, baby slings and carriers, toddler and school-age clothes. , and even costumes.
“Up to about size 12 to 14 we take,” she noted. “Depending on what the items are. Usually anything related to the baby, we’ll definitely take it quite often.”
Lumb said sometimes people call to offer a larger piece of furniture, but they don’t have storage space for the items.
“So often we’ll just take their number and then when we know a family that needs something, we’ll contact them.”
She shared that from time to time even formula milk is donated which can be of great help to those in need.
Lumb said staff members will take the time to help, and they also have a volunteer who will spend half or full day every now and then to make sure things are organized.