Tucson Mama Expands Nonprofit to Help More Foster Children from South AZ

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Michele Wright has a heart for giving back.

“We’re trying to make the experience really fun. I want the kids to feel special,” Wright said.

When it comes to children, Wright gets it because she is a mother herself.

“As foster parents, we get an annual clothing allocation. It used to be $ 300 a year per child, which is pretty high. Back then they cut it to $ 150 a year per child. Today it’s the same amount,” said Wright.

As a foster parent, Wright quickly realized that $ 150 a year per child was not enough for clothing.

“That made me think, ‘Well, I could complain or do something about it,'” Wright said.

Wright’s nonprofit Spreading Threads Clothing Bank was her way to resolve this issue, not just for her children, but for the thousands of foster, adoptive, and kin in southern Arizona. Children and their carers can stop by the camp to collect clothes, shoes, toys, books, school supplies and other necessities free of charge.

“To me the clothes are great, but I’m really trying to remove the feeling of being in a bad situation while they’re here,” Wright said.

Spreading Threads Clothing Bank recently doubled in size to serve even more children. After three years of hard work, Wright doesn’t want to stop helping others.

“There are other jobs I could do that would cost a lot of money, but I feel like this is my calling at this point in my life. I’ll just go ahead and make it as big as I can do it,” said Wright.

Spreading Threads Clothing Bank is located at 1870 W Prince Rd (Suites 54 and 55) in Tucson. To find out more about the nonprofit, call (520) 971-3237 or click here.


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