Making a Difference in Children's Lives
Please listen to the T.C. Happenings radio interview with our Executive Directer Gigi Suntum. Click the button below.
Our mission is to provide top quality, gently used clothing and a helping hand towards literacy to underprivileged children in Martin County, Florida, all at no cost. We serve the children in our community to promote and reinforce positive self-image and confidence in our youth. In 2021, we provided 30,000 items of clothing to 3,334 children who visited our store. With your support, our goal is to continue to meet this need for our community and reach the many children who are still in need.
How You Can Help
Caring Children Van Delivers Clothes, Shoes
The 4Cs van has been busy delivering clothing, books, and vouchers for new shoes to disadvantaged youngsters since it was inaugurated last September. The van has made stops to several neighborhoods and has joined efforts with other agencies such as United Way, Indiantown YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and Eleva8te Hope, according to Gigi Suntum, executive director.
“We’ve been thrilled with the response we’ve received with the new van,” she said. “Not everyone has the ability to come to the 4Cs store, so we are now able to bring our services directly to people who need our help.”
The van was purchased with monies raised in a special fund drive by Board members and generous donors. It is stocked with free books and clothing in various sizes for boys and girls. Thus far, the van has brought 550 children clothes and books, with 359 school-age children also receiving vouchers for new shoes.
Caring Children Clothing Children is continuing its mobile deliveries this year. If your organization would like to partner with 4Cs in bringing the van to help the population you serve, please contact Gigi Suntum.
“We are always looking for volunteers to help with the van and in the store,” Suntum said. There is especially a need for Spanish-speaking volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or donating money to support the group, please call 772-221-8777.
Thank you United Way of Martin County for providing our Clothing program and our Literacy program the money that we need to grow for 2021-2022!!
Caring Children Clothing Children was very grateful to have the Holy Redeemer Youth Group visit our store to donate and unpack clothing. Great job!
Thank you to Seacoast Bank for donating socks to the 4Cs through your holiday sock tree!
Thank you Premier Realty Foundation for a $2,000 donation for a much-needed commercial washer and dryer.
Become a Volunteer Reading or Math Tutor
Caring Children Clothing Children's literacy tutoring program is on hold this school year due to Covid-19. By Fall, we hope to be back in full swing in five Martin County elementary schools. We have 89 volunteer tutors ready to assist 217 students with their reading skills. We have eight tutors that volunteer their time to help 45 students in two schools with math skills. If you have 2-3 hours to spare a week and you'd like to be a volunteer tutor, contact Gigi Suntum, 772-221-8777.