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About Us

Clothes for Kids was started in 2018 by a few Moms at Manteo Elementary School.  Winter clothing was donated by our community and given to elementary aged children who qualified for assistance through the Food for Thought program.

This was truly a community effort with support from local families, Dare Challenge, Hot Line, Social Services, Dare County Schools and various churches and businesses.

Events were held at county Parks and Rec Facilities to distribute clothes, reaching over 100 children in need.


OBX Hospital connected us with a mother and daughter who left their home with almost nothing due to abuse. 


Clothes were delivered to Social Services for a Mom who had to flee in the middle of the night with her 8 and 12 year- old sons.


Heavy coats were delivered to elementary schools on cold days for kids identified with a need by school councilors.


Where We Are Today:

In 2020 Community for Kids was formally established as a 501 c3 charitable organization. Clothes for Kids remains our signature program. We serve elementary students’ clothing needs on an individual basis at our Clothes for Kids Center. Our center is a space generously provided by Dare County.

In 2021/2022 we plan to further connect kids in our community by expanding volunteer opportunities in the center for middle and high school students. 

Meet our Board!

Katy Bell


Business Owner; School Volunteer; Volunteer Coach; Served on other nonprofit boards.

Vicki Basnight

Vice President

Restaurant owner/manager; Community Volunteer; Served on other nonprofit boards.

Peggy Langley


Community Volunteer; Retired from Hotel Management; Previously Executive Director of Elizabeth City Down, Inc. (non-profit) and Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Diane Bognich


Finance Officer of OBX Visitor’s Bureau; Volunteer Coach; Served on other nonprofit boards.

Erin Fleckenstein

Member at Large

Regional Manager of NC Coastal Federation; Community Volunteer, Volunteer Coach; Serves on other nonprofit boards.

Melissa Dickerson

Member at Large

Town Planner for the Town of Manteo; Previously a member of senior staff to Senator Kay Hagan; Community Volunteer; Serves on several county boards.

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