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About Us

We provide free clothing, school supplies, and other important resources to infants, children, teens, and families in need 

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What We Do

We are an expansive network of community partners that work together for the benefit of local children in need.

By collecting in-kind donations from the community and distributing them for free through our many programs and events.

We are the leading year-round direct resource provider for infants, children, teens, and families throughout the Central Coast of California. 

What We Do


Who We Help

Who We Help

Children and families suffering from socioeconomic disparities. Single parents and families who are struggling to make ends meet. Undocumented families and undocumented unaccompanied youth.

Children with medical concerns and developmental disabilities.​ Homeless families and unaccompanied teens.​ Children in emergency foster or kinship care and termed out foster youth. Teen student parents and at-risk students. 

Women and children fleeing domestic violence. LGBQTIA youth who don't feel like traditional gender pronouns fit their gender identities.

With that being said, we are committed to utilizing all our resources and working with our human service partners to help children in need.


Our Staff


Mrs. Lori Klemowicz (Left)
Programs Manager
(805) 709-5404


Mrs. Klemowicz's primary role is to manage our organization's inventory, each of our program locations, and the onsite coordinator for outreach events. 

Mrs. Joan Taylor (Not pictured)

Programs Assistant

Mrs. Taylor assists Mrs. Klemowicz with managing all of our programs and their operations.

Ms. Lisa Ray (Right)
Founder and CEO
(805) 709-8673

Ms. Ray oversees all organizational operations and is the driver for our truck and trailer programs.

Our Staff


Our History


In 2009, our founder was approached by a local community member who was concerned about a single mom she knew who needed help with "Back-To-School" clothing and school supplies for her two children. The Founder, Lisa Ray reached out to her Facebook friends and Shell Beach Elementary School for help, and from there, our organization blossomed and snowballed.

Fast forward to 2021, our resources are available to over 30,000 students annually throughout the Central Coast of California.

Our History


Awards & Honors

"Nonprofit of the Year". 

 "Ohtli Award"

 "Exceptional Organization"

Women of Distinction Award, "Women of Progress"

"Ken Talley Award"

"Fund A Need"

Central Coast Wine Classic


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Awards & Honors


It Takes A Village

For those who donate to our cause, give their time, and help us accomplish much more than a website can hold. We want you to know how important you are and what a huge impact you have made in the lives of those who are struggling.

On behalf of the children and the families you have helped, we thank you.

(((BIG HUGS)))!!

It Takes A Village

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