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When Clothes Make the Child

It’s no secret that there is social pressure in grade school to look good and to fit in, but what if a family has little or no ability to provide appropriate clothing so that a child can attend school?  With 14,000 children in our county living below poverty level, many kids literally wear the same pieces of clothing to school every single day.  The Assistance League works to provide needy school aged children with new clothes so that they can focus on schoolwork and not be ashamed of how they look.

Host Kris Kington Barker will be joined by guests Gail Stoneburg, Chalene Ables, and Bonnie Long from the Assistance League to discuss this topic.  You are invited to listen and learn on Thursday between 1-2 pm.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.  The show addresses the many ramifications of change and how today’s choices will affect tomorrow’s community.  Suggestions for future show topics may be sent to voices@kcbx.

Kris Kington-Barker is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday on KCBX from 1:00—12:00 p.m. Kris has worked in healthcare fields ranging from mental health to hospital administration, and has served as a volunteer and board member for many Central Coast non-profit organizations.