Queen Creek Unified Schools District’s Clothing Bank Gets Makeover

The clothing bank operated by Queen Creek Unified School District’s Family Resource Center (FRC) needed a makeover. But funding is in short supply for the Center as well for as the families it serves. Fortunately, Laurie Vilhauer and Janice Bailey from Heart Cry Church in Queen Creek were happy to help. The two women recruited twenty other volunteers from Heart Cry who donated a Saturday to paint and organize the clothing bank.

The clothing bank serves the entire community in addition to over 170 area migrant families. District personnel frequently refer families to the bank where they may choose what they need from gently used clothing and household items. According to FRC administrative assistant, Beatris Koerner, all items are 100% free.

In addition to organizing and painting, Heart Cry volunteers donated clothing racks.
JCPenney Department Stores donated additional racks.

Maria Silva, Director of Special Services for Queen Creek Unified, is in charge of the Family Resource Center which also runs the Adult Education Program, the Child Learning Center, and the federally funded Migrant Education Program.  “The help we received from Heart Cry and JCPenney has been invaluable. We will see an increase in families coming to the clothing bank during this holiday season. The transformation of our bank is amazing, and will help us to better serve needy families in our community.”

Courtney Trumbull (1187 Posts)


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