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New nonprofit launched to connect communities through clothing

Fort Worth Community Collaborative (FWCC) recently announced its official launch as a new non-profit organization in Fort Worth, Texas with a mission to connect communities in need with clothing and other basic necessities. FWCC partners with community members and local businesses to accept donations, launder, sort, size, and re-distribute the items back to the community at pop-up style shops. These
pop-ups are open to the public, and there is never a charge for attendees to
participate or take any items, but financial donations are always welcome.

FWCC was founded by a group of local moms who saw a need for more
resources and support in the Fort Worth area. The organization aims to provide
clothing and other essentials to individuals and families who may not have
access to these resources, for any number of reasons.

“We are excited to launch FWCC and begin making a positive impact in our
community,” said Kelly Warner, the co-founder of FWCC. “We believe that
clothing is a fundamental need, regardless of socio-economic status, gender
identity, religious affiliation or geographic location. We like to say, “We don’t need
to know your ‘why’. We’re just here to help”.

FWCC will be working with local community organizations, businesses, and
individuals to collect and distribute clothing and other essentials to those in need. FWCC collaborated with LVTRise last fall for its first Pop-Up Shop that included Halloween costumes and cold-weather apparel.

FWCC is currently seeking donations of clothing, as well as volunteers to help
with collection and distribution efforts. “Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those in need in Fort Worth,” said Haley Ballenger, co-founder. “We’re looking forward to working with our community partners and collaborators to make this happen.” publishes every week.
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