Local foundation needs children's clothing donations

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

East Texas - St. Paul Children's Foundation is asking people to donate children's clothing of all sizes. They said that they are in desparate need after serving over 1,600 families (2,710 children) this past November and December.

Saleen Hearon, Executive Director of the foundation, said that they took inventory of everything they have and even with the many donations they received this week, they still are in need of children's clothing.

"When we opened this morning a young mother with a small child came in for assistance," Hearon said. "The child was wrapped in a blanket to protect her from the cold because she had no coat or warm clothing.  We did manage to find her a sweater, but little else." 

St. Pauls is urging East Texans to clean out their closets and tell their children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends and total strangers to clean out their closets too! They say that any assistance you can provide to help fill St. Paul's Closet is something they greatly appreciate!

Here is their contact information:

1358 E. Richards Street
P.O. Box 1238
Tyler, Texas 75710
phone (903) 531-9455
fax (903) 531-9328
email: saleen@stpaulchildren.org

For more information go to their website: http://www.stpaulchildren.org/