Ministry for providing clothing for families with children in need in our city.
A video history of Swaddlers
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In the nearly 18 years of the Ministry’s existence Swaddlers has assisted area family with clothing needs for preschool age children (newborn thru size 6).
Each child Swaddlers helps receives a basic clothing package which includes 5 pants, 5 shirts, 2 pajamas, a lightweight jacket, 4 socks and 3 pairs of underwear and a blanket. If available, children are provided additional quantities of clothing items as well as shoes, boots, winter jackets, and swimsuits (seasonally). During the winter, hats and gloves are provided in each care package. Coloring books, crayons and used books are also included in the child’s package. Infants and babies receive similar clothing quantities and are provided additional items such as blankets, towels, washcloths, burp cloths, and crib sheets.
In 2020, Swaddlers assisted 127 families with clothing needs for 220 children (33 more children than helped in 2019). Last year (2021) we assisted 225 families with 393 children. Thus far in 2022 (thru June 30), we have distributed over 7,000 items valued at $10,500 which has helped 118 families with 200 children.