We’re excited that 8th grade EWMS Teen Korps member Laila Voss, for the second year in a row, will lead a teen girls’ clothing donation drive and two service events in support of My Girlfriend’s Closet! My Girlfriend’s Closet (http://www.mygirlfriendscloset.info/) is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that collects quality, gently used clothing from teen girls in the greater San Diego area who can afford quality clothing and distributes it to teen girls who are homeless, in foster care, or otherwise economically disadvantaged. By offering stylish clothing free, in a pleasant, boutique-like “shopping” environment, My Girlfriend’s Closet provides a unique wardrobe resource that aims at helping these girls feel more self-confident and comfortable in their schools and communities.
Laila will place a donation bin in the EWMS front office from Tues, February 19th (the day you return from a long President’s Day weekend) until the following Friday, February 22nd. Girls, hopefully you’ll have some time over the long weekend to clean out your closets and bring in your donations the following week! It’s easy – just put items in a trash bag, bring it to school, drop it in the bin.
In addition to the clothing donation drive, EWMS Teen Korps is participating in two service events with My Girlfriend’s Closet – the first is on February 23rd, when we’ll help sort the donated clothing, and the second is on March 3rd, when we’ll help distribute the donated clothing to the girls in need. Laila and her mom, Deborah Chew, will lead these events. Please click here to sign up for one of these events or click here for our project details page for more information on each.
Here’s a pic from last year, when Laila led the first (and very successful!) clothing drive for My Girlfriend’s Closet –