THANK YOU for donating school supplies and clothing! We shared the need with you, and the entire community has come through in a big way – $21,871 in in-kind donations.
Thanks to MW Cleaners for being drop-off locations for the community. MW Cleaners dry cleaned and delivered more than 600 pieces of school clothing for children. In addition, we received school supplies for more than 200 children through the MW Cleaners drop-off locations and many other groups who donated.
We will be distributing the school supplies and clothing to our students this week so they can start school right.
You Can Help Local Kids have the Supplies and Clothing They Need
Can you imagine not having the proper clothes or supplies to start school? That’s the case for more than 100 children living in our shelters in Austin every day. Would you like to help them get off to a good start to school? It’s easy to help!
Simply stop by a Men’s Wearhouse location (list below) and drop off school supplies or clothing. Donations of new or gently used clothes for ALL school-age children ages 5-18 are welcome, and the greatest need is for elementary school children. These children need both uniforms and regular clothing.
Go to Walmart.com and check out our wish list. It is listed under Salvation (first name) Austin (last name). You can buy on line and it will be shipped to us – no need for you to fight the crowds!
Donate Online Now and we will do the shopping for you!
Donate July 28 through August 18
From July 28 through August 18, you can drop these donations off at all Men’s Wearhouse locations and at the Salvation Army office (see locations below) or call 1-877-MW-Clean. MW Cleaners will dry clean all gently used clothing and deliver all clothing and supplies to The Salvation Army. Then the children at our two shelters will be ready to go when school starts, thanks to you!
The Salvation Army runs and operates two shelters, serving more than 100 children on any given day. The shelters serve children of all ages, from birth through seniors in high school.
“Our children often come to us with just the clothes on their back. Giving them new or gently used clothes and school supplies is an amazing way to start their school year off.
“Of greatest need are khaki pants and dark blue and black polos to meet their school dress codes,” says Donna Clendennen, Corporate Relations, Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator at The Salvation Army of Austin.
Area Command Offices, 9 am to 5 pm, 10711 Burnet Rd., Ste. 231 in the Compass Bank Building, Austin, 78758
Men’s Wearhouse locations across Austin:
1. Barton Creek: 2901 S Capital of TX Hwy
2. Lincoln Village: 6406 N Interstate 35, 2375
3. Homestead Center: 5207 Brodie Ln. Ste. #135
4. Southpark Meadows: 9600 S IH 35 Ste. S300.
5. Gateway Square Shopping Center: 9503 Research Blvd. Bldg 5, Ste. 650
6. Lakeline Mall: 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr. f-13
7. Round Rock: 2711 La Frontera Blvd. Ste 100
8. OR Call 1-877-MW-Clean to try out their delivery cleaning service AND they’ll pick up your donation at your door.
The deadline for all donations is August 18, 2014.
Please email Donna Clendennen at email@example.com for more information.