Mom sees need, starts clothing exchange
By Jessica Hopper
As a paraprofessional teacher's assistant at Gallup Hill School in Ledyard, Camie Lozier noticed a recess problem more persistent than unseasonably cold temperatures this past winter. Across grades and classrooms, Lozier saw students coming to school without winter-appropriate clothing.
"Kids were coming out without coats ... with boots falling off their feet," said Lozier. "We live in a really blessed culture. There's really no need for these kids to be going without when we live in such abundance."
Lozier, a mother of two, decided to take action. In February she partnered with Radiant Destiny International, a nonprofit organization that helps local communities provide for themselves through efforts that connect local schools, churches and businesses. Through this partnership, Lozier created the Ledyard Clothing Exchange, a nonprofit program that accepts clothing donated by Ledyard and Gales Ferry residents and provides them to local children in need.
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