WVUP presents check, donations to Kelly's Closet

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia University at Parkersburg is helping out a non-profit that makes a big impact on children.

The school’s nursing program presented a $145 check and donated clothes Wednesday afternoon to Kelly’s Closet.

The donations were collected during a baby shower hosted by the school’s nursing students, faculty, and staff in celebration of the arrival of an infant simulator on campus earlier this spring.

Kelly’s Closet provides clothes, shoes, and backpacks to children in foster or kinship care in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The non-profit, located at 914 Market Street, says they're not just about meeting basic clothing needs, but also building self-worth and encouragement and giving back to the community.

They serve the entire Mid-Ohio Valley, regardless of state or county. Any child in foster, kinship, or non-relative care, under a supervising agency is welcome to shop completely free of charge.

They would like to be open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. but they need volunteers to help them do that. If you're interested, you can message the organization's Facebook page (in the Related Links section of the article) or email kellysclosetwv@gmail.com.

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