Jessie’s Closet in Yuma will reopen to the public after renovations

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Jessie’s Closet Foster Child Resource Center & Thrift Shop in Yuma reopened its doors Tuesday after a two-week renovation. In recent years, the center has made a significant contribution to helping foster families in need.

“Jessie’s Closet started out a little over 7 years ago in an unused room in our foothills church,” said Karen Liles, the manager of Jessie’s Closet.

The store has been renovating and remodeling for about five months but is officially closed for two weeks to put the finishing touches on.

“For the first time ever, we have a changing room that we’ve never had. All new ceilings, all new flooring. They took out three rooms on the opposite side of the building and we were able to expand into that room, “Liles said.

Each purchase from a foster family costs no more than a dollar. Jessie’s Closet is also working on a new program, slated for July, to give foster families $ 20 a month in credit for the items they need. But for this the center needs your help.

“We accept all donations except food. Home articles, clothing, dishes, handicraft articles, toys, babies [stuff]. “

Donations can be made at Jessie’s Closet on 2301 S Avenue A Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. To learn more about the center and donate money, click here.

“Yuma is very generous. We have great donations. We have numerous foster families. We can’t name them, but they come in and use the services. It will be interesting to see how it blooms once we get that $ 20 credit for free. I think that will make a big difference, “Liles said.

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