SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Partners’ volunteer staff have now dipped into the clothing bank’s emergency supply of out-of-season clothing as an attempt to fill the empty racks for the dozens of individuals who rely on the community closet. Still, families are leaving empty-handed.
Spokane Valley Partners development director Jennifer Schlenske said even though the economy is reportedly recovering, the clothing bank has seen no indication of that.
“We haven’t seen a dip in the number of consumers that we’re serving here in our clothing bank,” Schlenske said. “The need remains the same and I feel that the community just often forgets that we’re here.”
Spokane Valley Partners donation drop-off is located at the southwest corner of Broadway and Glenn in Spokane Valley, right next to Broadway Elementary School. Staff always provides tax receipts and accepts donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Schlenske said the closet bank competes with thrift stores for donations, since many provide easy drive-thru drop-offs. But she said if people knew who their donations benefitted, they would be encouraged to donate to Spokane Valley Partners.
“If people really knew who their donations were going to, they would be so willing to support and help us,” she said.
If you would like to donate or have any questions, you can call Spokane Valley Partners at (509) 927-1153.