19 Apr Clothing Donation Gives Comfort to Underprivileged Children of Tennessee
Organization: Somebody Loves Me, Inc.
Somebody Loves Me, Inc. is located in Northeast Tennessee and provides clothing, shoes and personal items to children in need in all eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. Our organization is driven by a single goal, to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We conducted a community assessment to determine the unmet needs of children in our area, and of the 34 elementary, middle and high schools that participated in our survey, 2,944 children (21%) of the 13,962 enrolled were in need of shoes, clothing and/or personal care items. 29 Head Start centers also participated in our survey and 349 (67%) of their 523 currently enrolled students were in need of shoes and clothing.
Thanks to this clothing donation we were able to help 25 homeless children and poverty-stricken children who are being raised by a single parent or grandparents who could not afford clothing. With this donation we were able to provide clothing for three days during our distribution event. When children’s essential needs such as shoes and clothing are not met, this can have a direct negative impact on their school success. Our goal is to provide these children with the opportunity to succeed by meeting their essential needs of shoes, clothing and personal care items. Thank you Good360 for helping the children and families of Tennessee share in the basic necessities of everyday clothing!