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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County Clothes Closet, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the clothing needs of impoverished residents of Clay County Missouri since 1959, seeks winter wear.

The nonprofit’s mission is to provide nonjudgmental, compassionate clothing assistance, helping to restore dignity, self-respect and hope to individuals in need. As weather starts getting colder, there is a need for jackets and coats.

Executive Director Deborah Butler said a recent virtual auction was successful for some needs, but the “fund-a-need” for new children’s coats as part of the virtual auction didn’t meet the goal. Adult winter clothing items are also needed.

“... We are in need of gently-used adult winter coats, hats, gloves and sweatshirts and sweatpants in all sizes up to 5X,” she said.

The Clay County Clothes Closet is located at 3939 N. Cleveland Avenue. Call 454-3940 or email ccclothescloset@gmail.com for more details about donations.