We give FREE diapers, books, footwear, personal and smaller household items to those in need, male/female. This is done by way of events held in various cities as well as a weekly assistance at the Aldergrove Food Bank. Low income families and individuals are the primary beneficiaries of this service.
Our events are held in schools and churches across metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. There is no storefront, the help is only available through the events. The above mentioned items are given away free at these events, but we do charge a small entrance fee, children 10 and under admitted free.
Clothes2U was nominated for a Business in Excellence Award, non profit division (Langley Chamber of Commerce) in October 2016 and in October 2018 and was nominated for a Serving with Distinction award (Surrey Cares Foundation) in February 2018.
Clothes2U was an offshoot from a single parents group started by Ernie Jantzen in the 1990’s. Some clothes were available for the single parents to take at the meetings but it slowly developed a life of it’s own. The first clothing giveaway was held in the parking lot of Nicomekl Elementary School in Langley in partnership with Home Church Langley who meet there Sunday mornings. This initial Clothes2U event showed a powerful need in the community for this service so Clothes2U was born. Slowly, additional items to give away were introduced and now we give away clothes, toys, linen, books, footwear, diapers, personal and small household items. These are for male and female, baby to adult. Over time this service has been made available in other cities from Richmond to Chilliwack.
Decades Coffee in Chilliwack (www.decadescoffee.ca) donated coffee for our Chilliwack event in Jan. 2020. Natasha’s Baked Goods donated many delicious slices of fresh baked pumpkin pie for this Chilliwack event as well. (natashasbakedgoods.ca)
In November 2021, this structure was added to serve as a sortation area.