At FCRC, volunteers hand out new clothes and toys to children who need them.
First, the family enters through the tiny “lobby.” (Title page) Then, they are
welcomed into the area where all of the clothes and toys are on display.
In the first area, all the toys and books are stacked on shelves, but it’s hard to keep them neat.
The toys are organized by ‘big’ toys and ‘small’ toys. Bigger toys and games are to the left, with
games on the bottom 3 shelves. The children get to choose from these once a year. On the
right are the smaller toys, which children get to choose every 6 months. To the left of the toy
shelf is the bookshelf. Children get to choose a book every time they come to the Center.
These are the socks and underwear. The little girl panties are on the two shelves on the top
left, with socks on the two middle shelves, and little boy underwear on the bottom two
shelves. On the upper right shelf are boxers, and on the shelves underneath are panties,
boxer briefs, and more socks. In the tubs on the bottom right shelf there are bras. The table
in front of the shelves is where everything gets organized and put into pillowcases or bags for
the families to take.
The picture on the top left shows the other
side of the sock shelf. This side stores all of
the pajamas in tubs organized by size and
boy/girl. The top right picture shows the play
area. There are several toys for kids to play
with while they wait, and this gets very
messy. The bottom picture shows the view of
an aisle. There are clothes hanging on the
ends, and a lot of clothes folded up on
shelves . This aisle holds little women’s and
girls’ shirts and jeans.
This is where all of the baby clothes are stored. The jeans for kids 3 and under are folded
on the shelf, and the shirts and outfits are hanging on hangers. On the right side, jackets
for the young kids hang on hangers; girls on top and boys on the bottom.
You can see that most of the aisles have hanging clothes. In this picture,
little boys’ outfits hang against the wall. On the right are little boys’ shirts
hung up, with extras on the top shelf. To the left are little boys’ and girls’
sweatsuits, organized by age, as all of the clothes at the Center are.
This picture shows where the uniforms are kept. Kids get a uniform every
time they come, if they need one. Against the wall are girls’ shorts, skirts and
pants. To the left are boys’ shorts and pants, and shirts hanging. To the right
are some extra mens’ jackets.
The left picture shows some mens’ shorts hanging. There are also extra
hangers stacked on racks. This is in the back. The right picture is also in the
back; it shows boys’ and mens’ jeans stacked on shelves. Husky sizes are on
top. These jeans get refolded constantly, as they are taken down often to be
tried on. To the left are mens’ shirts on display.
This is a picture of the dressing room. There are two dressing rooms, and if those get
full, kids can also use the bathroom to try on clothes. In both dressing rooms, there is
a chair, a full length mirror, and a poster on the wall. The dressing room is covered by a
These are the last things to get picked out. These are extras. They
are knitted by a group of ladies who then donates them to the
Center. There are many sizes and styles. This is one of the messiest
areas, since it’s hard to keep these organized.