September 2018
CTKD Provides 50,000th Wardrobe!
When Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) hosts our fourth annual Blue Jean Bash on September 22, attendees will have some very special milestones to celebrate.

First, this month marks exactly 10 years since the CTKD store opened to provide good quality, appropriate and fashionable school clothing free of charge to students in need.
Co-founder Gail Cerny , then a volunteer serving in Colorado schools, had seen how many students lacked an adequate school wardrobe and realized the negative effect this had on their peer interactions, school attendance and self-esteem. Unable to find a way to meet this need within the Denver community, Gail visited the original Clothes To Kids store in Florida in 2007 and was inspired by the impact that innovative program was having. Gail joined forces with Joyce Meyers , Lesa Butler and Mary Overington to found CTKD.

By the end of its first full year of operation, the fledgling nonprofit had distributed an impressive 2,086 school wardrobes – more than 41,072 pieces of clothing.
Fast forward through the decade since then, and CTKD’s impact has grown far beyond what our founders could have imagined. With ongoing help from supporters like you, we reached two truly astonishing milestones of service. In July, a student shopper took home our 1,000,000th piece of clothing . And we’re pleased to announce that on September 5th, we gave away our 50,000th school wardrobe!
Please join us at the Blue Jean Bash to celebrate these significant achievements and meet Gail, our keynote speaker, whose diligent program research and team effort set CTKD on its path to a decade of success. See you there!
Stand Out Service

 The 10,000+ pairs of Bombas socks we received in the spring are FLYING off the shelves during this busy back-to-school shopping season! Our students love them because they are super high-quality and come in lots of beautiful colors. #BEEBETTER

Twins Sadie and Dahlia donated funds from their Bat Mitzvahs. This is one of the many ways they have given to Clothes To Kids of Denver over the years. They are also regular volunteers and clothing donors!

Our friends at PCL Construction just wrapped up a very successful Undie 500. Their team collected 546 pairs of new socks and new underwear! Special thanks to Cheryl for making this drive possible!

Longtime CTKD funder Liberty Media just surprised us with 148 pairs of new shoes and 183 pairs of new socks. This annual drive is such a treat for our back-to-school shoppers!

 Rebel clothing store in Greenwood Village offered substantial discounts to their customers in exchange for donations from our list of Greatest Needs . Their customers responded generously, giving hundreds of pairs of new socks and underwear and many bags of beautiful clothing. Thank you Rebel for sharing our mission with your customers!

 Thank you to the generous congregation of Our Father Lutheran Church for collecting 148 pairs of shoes for our shoppers. We also welcomed four new volunteers from their community this week. Thank you for your wonderful support!

Meet one of our newest board members, RJ Hill ! RJ, who has worked for Nike for 27+ years, hit the ground running by connecting CTKD with 40,000+ pieces of new product salvaged from their Colorado Mills Factory Store following last year's severe hail storm. RJ also personally funds donations of new Nike shoes for our shoppers and recently brought Nike’s Mountain States Leadership Team to volunteer in our donation center.

Meet Rachel . She made a special donation of seven handmade pillowcases to earn her Girl Scouts Silver Star Award. These special extras made our shoppers very happy! Rachel is also a regular volunteer in our boutique.
Blue Jean Bash Tickets On Sale Now!
Live Auction Highlights
Our Blue Jean Bash live auction will feature a stay in a ski-in/ski-out three bedroom residence at The Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands February 16 - 23 (includes Presidents’ Day weekend!). Located at the foot of the 12,500-ft. mountain, the club has stunning views, easy access to 125 trails, ski valet service, beautiful pool areas and a well-appointed spa and fitness center.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a pair of tickets to see  U2 perform on October 24, 2018 at The O2   in   London . This incredible package includes two deck seats in Section 102 (click  HERE  for a venue map), plus two passes to the American Express Invites Lounge and a  $1,000 Visa Gift Card .
We are also auctioning a stay in the lovely  Casa Erica  in the quaint, hilltop village of Lubriano, Italy . The cozy villa, which includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private garden, is l ocated halfway between Rome and Florence, a perfect jumping-off point for day trips to many of the region's picturesque historic towns.

Don't miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Clothes To Kids 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to share this 2017 Annual Report highlighting our achievements and the continued dedication of our incredible community of supporters. We extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have allowed us to impact the lives of students across the Denver Metro Area.  

Click  HERE  to read the report.


Clothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing in a store-like setting to students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro area.
Since 2008 CTKD has provided more than 50,000 school wardrobes to students in need, completely free of charge. Please join us in celebrating our accomplishments of the past, and help ensure our continued success in the future. Visit us online at  or call 720-379-4630.

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