Claudia's Closet

On March 30, 2003, our Elementary School Nurse, Claudia Bigelow, was killed in a tragic automobile accident. In her memory, a fund called “Claudia’s Closet” was established. The purpose of this fund is to provide the children in the Sherburne-Earlville School District with items of clothing in an emergency or “need” situation, specifically warm winter clothing and sneakers.

You can help by making donations of new or gently used winter outerwear or sneakers or by writing a check ONLYWe are NO LONGER able to accept other CLOTHING. Snow pants and water proof gloves are our highest need.

Checks can be sent to:
Arlene Wade 
c/o Sherburne Earlville Central School District
15 School Street, Sherburne, NY 13460

Checks should be made payable to:
Sherburne-Earlville Central School with “Claudia’s Closet” in the memo.

Also be on the lookout for our third annual raffle held at Empire Wireless in December. There will be great prizes donated by local people and businesses!

Last school year, we outfitted approximately 65 students with winter wear and many pairs of sneakers! We would like to thank everyone who has donated to Claudia's Closet, either through gently used donations or financially. Fortunately, we have several community organizations helping to stock our winter supply and we welcome more support. Our SE family is very appreciative of your support. Gently used or new WINTER clothing or SNEAKERS can be brought to the elementary office and the staff will make sure it gets to us. Again, no used every day clothes, as we don’t have the place to store them.


Claudia's Closet Committee

Amanda Collins, Jacque Buddenhagen, & Teri Currie

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