Cloth­ing Cot­tage to tem­po­rar­ily close

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Front Page - By Tawana Roberts troberts@news-her­ald.com @TawanaRobert­sNH on Twit­ter

The Cot­tage of the Christ Child So­ci­ety, known as the Cloth­ing Cot­tage, is say­ing good­bye to its cur­rent site at 1509 Men­tor Ave. in Painesville Town­ship and is set­ting out to find a new lo­ca­tion.

The board de­cided to seek a more suit­able and af­ford­able prop­erty.

“We know we are mov­ing, we just don’t know where yet,” said Pres­i­dent Su­san Het­zer.

A search com­mit­tee has been formed, and Het­zer said that com­mit­tee is ex­plor­ing nu­mer­ous prop­er­ties.

The Cot­tage has been lo­cated within the Painesville Com­mons Shop­ping Cen­ter for five years.

Het­zer said they hope to be moved by Jan­uary.

In the mean­time, the Cloth­ing Cot­tage is host­ing a store-wide mov­ing sale start­ing Nov. 1. Ev­ery­thing will be 50 per­cent off.

Gen­tly used men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing can be pur­chased at the Cloth­ing Cot­tage. Ac­ces­sories and shoes are also sold. The Cot­tage is op­er­ated by the Christ Child So­ci­ety of the Western Re­serve, one of a na­tional net­work of chap­ters whose mis­sion is to serve chil­dren in Lake County.

All pro­ceeds from the Cot­tage are used to fund char­i­ta­ble op­er­a­tions of the Christ Child So­ci­ety.

“This pro­vides us our in­come to serve the chil­dren that come to us,” she said.

With the motto, “noth­ing is ever too much to do for a child,” the Christ Child So­ci­ety of­fers many pro­grams in­clud­ing eye screen­ings at area preschools; cloth­ing for chil­dren in need; layettes for new mothers; schol­ar­ships and camper­ships for youth and tu­tor­ing for schoolaged stu­dents.

“Our main fo­cus as a chap­ter are our layettes, so that new­born mothers who are in need through either so­cials ser­vice agency or the hos­pi­tal upon re­quest they get a layette,” she said.

“We also do be­reave­ment layettes for par­ents who had a baby that passed away. Many of those par­ents bury their child in that layette.”

While this chap­ter holds many fundrais­ers, the Cloth­ing Cot­tage is the largest fund­ing source, Het­zer said.

The Cot­tage is set to tem­po­rar­ily close Nov. 25. It is ac­cept­ing cloth­ing do­na­tions up un­til its last day.

Mone­tary gifts can also be mailed to PO Box 1852, Men­tor, 44061.

The Cloth­ing Cot­tage is opened from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tues­days to Satur­days.

TAWANA ROBERTS– THE NEWS-HER­ALD

The Cot­tage of the Christ Child So­ci­ety, known as the Cloth­ing Cot­tage, in Painesville Town­ship is set to tem­po­rar­ily close on Nov. 25.

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