Clothesline is a joint project between Jewish Family Service and Downtown Jewish Center Chabad which provides children with new clothing or gives gift cards to families who find they are unable to purchase clothes or shoes for their children.
Recognizing that new clothing is a factor in a child’s self-esteem, Clothesline donors and volunteers believe that no child should be embarrassed because he or she is wearing clothes or shoes that are too small, uncomfortable, old or stained.
The Clothesline helps teach the beauty of tzedakah and fulfills the mitzvah of caring for the less fortunate. It is an opportunity for volunteers to teach their children the value of helping those in need and is a popular choice for Mitzvah Projects.
Clothesline welcomes gift cards to Target, Walmart and other stores, which give a parent the opportunity to buy their child what he or she really needs.
To become a donor or volunteer, please contact Barbara Bailin at JFS, 954.370.2140 or Devorah Kaplan at Chabad, 754.234.5770.
“I got clothes to look cool.
New shoes for school, too.
My mommy cried, but it was happy.”
- from a letter written by Michael, a 7-year-old Clothesline recipient