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40 days, 40 items: Non-profit encourages donations for Lent

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LUBBOCK, Texas -


Through Easter Sunday, Lubbock non-profit Caleb's Closet is challenging parents.


They are asking them to encourage their kids to put aside one item of gently-used clothing each day for donation.

"At the end of the 40 days, you see how big of a difference that giving up something small everyday, how big of a difference that makes, over the course of those 40 days," Jennifer Haddock said.

Haddock is 1 of 6 board members that volunteers for the non-profit.

Along with clothes, it is also asking for shoes, toothbrushes, hairbrushes and backpacks.

"When a child is removed from a home, it's a very hectic process. They may just leave with the clothes on their back, they may have to hastily pack a bag and not have everything they need," Haddock said. 

This is the first year for the 40 days, 40 items campaign. 


"One child's loss is another child's gain. And it's such a big gain to those kids in the foster care system,"  she added.



Even if you do not have clothing to donate, Haddock says there are still plenty of ways to participate in the spirit of the season.

"If you want to do a dollar a day or 50 cents a day, whatever you can do to put away just a little bit per day to see what a big difference it makes," Haddock added.


Caleb's Closet provides new foster families with the items, free of charge. To donate items, there is a drop-off bin at Lubbock Baptist Temple at 3215 60th street, located the east side. 


To learn more about the non-profit, click here.



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