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Sally's House in desperate need of clothing donations

Published On: Jul 20 2013 02:07:33 AM CDT
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Sally's House is a program in Spokane started by the local Salvation Army to help kids in crisis who need a safe place to live.

Many of them come from broken homes and abusive environments, arriving in dire conditions.

"Sometimes they come in in diapers and no shoes," Salvation Army member Sheila Geraghty said. "The first thing we do is give them a bath and give them clean clothes. For these children it is most of the time the first brand new outfit they have worn."

All of the clothing is donated, and this year Sally's House say their supplies are running low. The kids are staying for longer periods of time, and lining up foster homes hasn't been easy, so they need more donations.

"It's really hot right now. The forecast is for it to stay hot for a long time, and we don't have any clothes to put these children in," Shelia explained.

If you would like to donate new or gently used summer clothes like shorts, shirts or swimsuits to Sally's House you can drop them off at 222 East Indiana Avenue.

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