ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Foster Children’s Clothes Closet of Douglas County is low in many sizes of winter clothing, and staff are asking for the community's help.
The clothes closet is run by staff at the Department of Human Services in Douglas County. Their mission is to provide free clothing for foster children and their families.
Now that the seasons are changing, they are in need of boys and girls pants and shirts sizes 3T to 6T, pajamas sizes 5 to 7, new underwear and new socks in all sizes.
Jan Patton, one of the coordinators of the closet, said they’re looking for gently-used clothing or brand new. She said foster children deserve the best, no matter what their situation is.
“My hope is that people continue to support us,” said Patton. “I love it when we get a bag from Old Navy or somewhere where they’ve shopped their sales and bought us a bag extra.”
With the holidays approaching, Patton also says they hope the community considers donating gift cards to the closet. She says they want to be able to buy clothing items to cater to a foster child’s specific needs.
Patton says community members can bring their donations to the DHS office on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
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