Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet


Immediate (and ongoing) needs for the LUX Closet: Boys and girls - all Youth sizes, but especially boys, youth sizes 5-8: Jeans/pants sweat pants gym shorts tee shirts, long and short sleeve sweat shirts sweaters PJ's girls leggings Men's - all sizes: Sweat pants gym shorts winter coats Boys: Winter coats all sizes, especially youth 6-12 Women's - all sizes: leggings sweat pants winter coats, especially sizes Large thru 3x For everyone: Tennis shoes and snow boots for men. women, boys and girls. All sizes needed, but especially boys and girls new or gently used tennis shoes in elementary school sizes. Drop off at MI Works in the Human Services building, or at St. John's Church in Adrian.
~Where is the closet located? ~Will there be a Cinderella closet this yr? ~Where do we take donations?

The mission of Lenawee Urban Exchange (LUX Closet) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life by making sure they have the closthing and attire they need to be successful.

Mission: The mission of Lenawee Urban Exchange (LUX Closet) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life by making sure they have the clothing and attire they need to be successful. This is made possible by your donations of gently used clothing, appropriate for school, for children pre-school through 12th grade. We currently have collection boxes at Michigan Works! (located inside the Human Services building at 1040 S Winter St, Adrian), and at St. John's Church 3448 N. Adrian Hwy. in Adrian.

Got shoes? If they are in GENTLY used or new condition, we can use them! We get regular requests for kids in need of gym shoes.

[02/19/20]   Thank you, WLEN 103.9fm for including us on your morning program...right now!

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet

We have now helped 345 Lenawee students in ALL school districts, and given away 3300 items of clothing!
We are currently in need of elementary boys and girls sizes (5T - Youth 18/20): jeans, sweatpants, leggings, shirts and sweatshirts.

[02/04/20]   Thank you, Onsted Community Schools, for the 4 large garbage bags full of clothes for area kids!!

[01/21/20]   A big thank you goes out to Kathy Bradstreet at Addison Community Schools for their large donation last week! Glad you're a part of this!

Just a little behind-the-scenes video this morning! Keith and I stayed for over an hour and didn’t even finish the stack of clothes on the table - so all those bags of clothes from Studio North Consignment Boutique (thank you very much!!) haven’t even been touched yet! We need some sorters to come help on a regular basis! And thank you, Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce for the encouragement to use more videos!

[01/16/20]   Do you own a business? We'd like to get some more collection boxes outside of Adrian, and in places that are open nights and weekends. What's required?
1. Create a box/tote/container with a sign
2. Sort through the donations (pulling out anything not appropriate/clean for school)
3. Bring the donations weekly or bi-weekly to LUX. (If you don't have anyone to do this, we can try to find someone.)

Comment here if you're interested.

[01/15/20]   We are in need of more children's clothing, sizes 5T - 20.
Thank you so much for your many donations this school year so far!! It has been a record-breaking year!

[01/08/20]   As we return to school after holiday break, we have helped over 300 students, with over 3000 clothing items!! Thank you for your many donations to help Lenawee students!
We are currently in need of only elementary sized clothing, especially shirts and sweatshirts!

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet's cover photo

[12/17/19]   LUX has now helped 282 students with 2600 pieces of clothing this school year! THANK YOU, Lenawee! We are currently out of:
*boys underwear in Small (8) and Medium(10/12)
*boys calf length socks in Large

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet's cover photo

Thank you to the customers of Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill and an anonymous donor who provided the financial gifts for us to do some shopping tonight! We spent a LOT of money for area kids!! This cart FULL of clothes, pj, socks, underwear, and shoes is going to LUX, the Foster Care Closet of Lenawee, and the Care Pregnancy Center!

MOPS girls supporting St. John's youth fundraiser at Aubree’s after a morning of serving at Cinderella's closet.

[12/03/19]   CURRENT NEEDS:

Girls-jeans sizes 4-8+16-18, in all variations, slim, reg, and plus sizes. Also need girls pjs all sizes.

Boys-jeans sizes 6-8 slim, regular, and husky, and 14-16 in husky size. Also need boys pjs in all sizes
and boys small sweat pants.

Women’s sweat pants and leggings in all sizes.

Men’s medium sweat pants.

Currently, there are collection boxes at St. John’s church, MI Works!, and Aubree’s Pizza, all in Adrian.

[11/21/19]   LUX has grown exponentially this year! We are in need of help. If you like things to be highly organized, have time on your hands sometime between 8-4 on weekdays, and have a heart for helping those less fortunate, consider helping with this cause. Experience in retail clothing would be a plus. This is NOT PAID. Keith is currently spending 5 hours a day sorting donations, putting everything away (sorted by gender, size, color, etc.), pulling orders, communicating with school employees, and delivering orders.
It would be great to have a team of people doing this so it wasn't such a big job for any one person.
Please send us a private message if you are qualified, available, and interested.

[11/21/19]   A big thank you to Siena Heights University for the three garbage bags full of kids' coats they collected at the football game! And thank you Kristin Dennis Foerg for helping to arrange this donation!

[11/21/19]   Today we are totally out of kids sizes 6-8 in jeans, sweatpants, and leggings for boys and girls.

[11/20/19]   While we LOVE receiving your generous donations, please, please do NOT bring them to the Goodwill building if they are for LUX. We currently have collection boxes at St. John's Church and MI Works in Adrian, plus Aubree's has one through December. We are working on getting boxes in other cities within the county. If you have a business and are willing to house a collection box, please leave a message or comment below.

[11/20/19]   We (you) have now helped clothe 232 kids this school year, blowing past last year's total of 229 kids for the entire school year!! THANK YOU, Lenawee County!

[11/20/19]   We received a large donation today, and we’d like to thank them, but have no idea who it is from. Do any of you know?

Thank you, Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill! We are currently out or nearly out of: youth sizes 5-10 in snow pants, winter coats, and jeans. We’re also out of kids’ winter boots.

Aubree's Adrian is collecting winter clothing items for Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet! New and gently used clean items are accepted at the restaurant through December. #theseasonofgiving

[11/13/19]   Just received this message from our wonderful Man-behind-the-scenes, Keith!
We’ve now helped 185 kids. At the rate we’re going we will exceed last years all time record by the end of this month!!!! We can’t possibly keep up with the demand without more donations. We desperately need boys and girls jeans and sweat pants. All sizes 5-20.
If people don’t have clothes to donate maybe they’d be willing to take a trip to Walmart and then drop the donation off at one of the sites. Walmart has B&G jeans and sweat pants for under $8. I’ve got 10 orders for tomorrow already!!!!!!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: ST. JOHN'S CHURCH IN ADRIAN & MI WORKS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING IN ADRIAN. If you are shipping an order, please use: St. John's Church 3448 N. Adrian Hwy. Adrian, MI 49221

This huge donation came in today from Alexander Elementary School in Adrian! Thank you, Stan Masters, for hauling it all here!

So far, we have served EVERY SINGLE school district in Lenawee County!! We're giving away 250+ items per week. Here are our specific needs:

Boys and girls jeans, esp. sizes 5-10 - ALMOST TOTALLY OUT OF THESE!!!!
Boys winter coats all sizes, 5-20 - TOTALLY OUT OF SIZES 6-10!!!!
Girls winter coats sizes 5-8
Boys and girls snow pants and snow boots.
Sweat pants and leggings all sizes, Mens, Womens, Boys, and girls
Athletic shoes for Men, Women, Boys, and Girls all sizes, especially elementary sizes.
Mittens and gloves of all sizes

[11/06/19]   After a couple of months of reorganization, we have all of our volunteers in place,
and are now in need of regular donations to fill the huge need that exists in Lenawee County.
As of today we have helped clothe 125 students and distributed over 1,500 pieces of clothing.
Last year we had a recorded breaking year when we helped 229 students, so you can see by this years totals that we will far exceed that.
All donations should be gently used clothing that is suitable for K-12 students.
We like to say we would like the kind of clothing that your child would loan to they're best friend.
I would like to thank the following people, if not for them LUX would no longer exist.

From St. John's Church
Karmen Wilharms
Candace Sandera
Stan Masters and the AMen group

From Michigan Works
Lupe Salazar Hamden
Robin Aldrich

From KKE
Mary Martin
Jennifer Farver
Laura Bell

From the Goodwill
John Haught
Abby Taylor
Rachael Letson

From the LISD
Chris Howard

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet's cover photo

[08/19/19]   Welcome to the new LUX Closet page. We transferred our CIS page so that we could continue the LUX closet as well as Cinderella’s Closet. We are looking for some volunteers. Our volunteers mainly works during the school year cleaning up the closet, sorting clothes, delivering clothes, and picking up donations. If you are interested, please let us know!

Lenawee Urban Exchange - LUX Closet

[07/15/19]   It is with great sorrow that we must report that Communities In Schools of Lenawee will be closing at the end of July for good. We have been busy closing things down and trying to find a new home for a few of our services such as the LUX Closet and CInderella's Closet. If you or your organization would like to help keep the kids of Lenawee clothed, please send us a message here. We have some time left on our space in the Gallery of Shops in downtown Adrian. It is a great space with a lot of traffic. The Sielers have been wonderful landlords. If you are looking for office space please reach out to them. We will miss our Gallery of Shops Family.

Thank you to all that have helped Communities In Schools of Lenawee make a positive difference to the students of Lenawee County. It has been a pleasure to serve each student we have encountered. It was definitely a community effort and we are grateful to all that have stepped up to the plate. Again, Thank you!

It was a wonderful day celebrating Lunch Buddies at Alexander Elementary School. The outpouring of love from the kids might have brought a tear to an eye or two. The kids were so excited to tell their lunch buddies how much they enjoyed their time together. Great Day!!

We could still use a few more volunteers. Let us know if you are willing!!!

With more than a 1,000(!!) participants and spectators expected at the E Race this year, we'll have over SIXTY volunteers to assist you to make your morning great!!

Whether it be greeting you upon arriving, registration tables, food/water, on the course cheering you on, the Kids Dash or handing out medals and prizes. We love how are community comes together! Thank you Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority staff and board, Adrian Noon Rotary , Lisa Lambright and Adrian High School Key Club , Communities In Schools of Lenawee County , Lenawee County Sheriff's Office Explorers, Adrian Public Schools Community Recreation Department and those individuals who simply cared enough to reach out to us wanting to volunteer. 🙂 Whew!

This past Saturday students from Adrian Public Schools, Sand Creek Public Schools, and Morenci Public Schools came together in an effort to teach the Community about Marijuana and the effects it as on the developing brain. They did an amazing job. There is much to learn. They will be doing more next year.

[05/08/19]   Still looking for a few more volunteers to help CIS of Lenawee help out at the Erase Stigma Race on the Morning if May 19th, 2019. Interested in helping us out?

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