Kids’ Closet Volunteers Keep Busy
Even When Closed
Even though Kids’ Closet is in hiatus for the winter season, much is going on to get ready for when it reopens on January 31. Jim and Becky Wolf are SaddleBrooke residents and have been warehouse co-managers for Kids’ Closet for a year and a half. Recently they have been busily preparing the Kids’ Closet for the spring semester. During the winter recess, they have been inventorying and putting away all the remaining stock that will not be needed for the spring. By counting and sorting all the winter clothes, they will have a good idea of what clothing the Closet will need for next winter.
In January, the spring clothes and shoes from distributors will be arriving and delivered to Suite L in the SaddleBrooke Plaza. Tom and Chris Shephard will be sorting and processing the new clothing and putting it into labeled bins. Jim and Becky will haul all the items up to San Manuel in their truck and place them in the warehouse rooms in the Kids’ Closet building. Once Kids’ Closet reopens, volunteers will work at the Closet surveying the bins where the children choose their clothes and replenishing supplies from the warehouse throughout the day. Three volunteers are needed each day to restock the clothing. Though they don’t have direct contact with the children, they are an essential element to keeping the Closet working properly and efficiently.
The Kids’ Closet, part of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, is always looking for volunteers. Many SaddleBrooke residents help out by helping the children Kids’ Closet services choose school clothing for the year. But there are many other volunteers who work at the Closet simply sorting and stocking clothing. There is also a need for volunteers with vans or trucks to transport the clothing from SaddleBrooke to San Manuel. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, please call Pat Ford at 818-9434 or Marie Tayburn at 850-5253.