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For 29th year, Clover Park School District students benefit from clothing given by anonymous donor

An anonymous donor has given more than $20,000 worth of new clothing to Clover Park School District students in need. This is the 29th year the donor has donated and delivered the clothing. Donated apparel includes shirts, pants, underwear, socks, hats and gloves in preschool to adult sizes.

“Having new, warm winter clothes is a great benefit to our students in need at this time of year,” said Holly Shaffer, director of student services. “The fact that this anonymous community member has continued to provide this valuable gift for 29 years is really remarkable.

“It brings the community together, as school groups and local volunteers gather to sort and prepare the clothing for the school counselors to ‘shop.’”

Members of the 2-2 Lancer Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Clover Park High School JROTC cadets and other volunteers sort, fold and label the clothing at the district’s Student Services Center. School counselors and other staff members select and distribute the clothing to their students before schools are released for winter break.

JROTC Students help sort clothing
Community members and Clover Park High School JROTC students sort the clothing to prepare for school counselors to “shop.”