Coleman said getting supplies and clothes to 200 foster kids to start the school year is more than last year’s fall goal, but by the end of the upcoming school year they hope to serve more than 1,000 youth.
“We will additionally have their winter clothing and coats available in October,” she said.
Making the goals and pulling off the shopping event requires help from the community and Coleman said people have responded in great numbers.
“As a community, people are coming together to link arms around these kids and letting them know they are not alone,” she said.
The shopping event is scheduled to run between July 31 and Aug 16. Donations can be made at Hope’s Closet, 332 Dayton St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To schedule an appointment to shop at Hope’s Closet, call 513-773-4018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are also asking people to drop off cards of encouragement for the children and we will be including those in their gift bags,” Coleman said.