A small, local clothing bank that provides children in foster care with free clothes and shoes is getting bigger digs.

Spreading Threads has leased 1,200 square feet at 1870 W. Prince Road for a new pick-up center for families in need of clothing for foster kids.

Robert C. Glaser and Max Fisher, with Picor, represented the landlord and Esther Empens, with Tierra Antigua Realty, represented the tenant in the lease.

Spreading Threads has been collecting new and gently used clothes for foster kids for 10 years, said Michele Wright, one of the organization’s founders and a foster mom for 18 years.

She said between 150 and 200 kids benefit from the donations each month.

The new location will be organized for foster families to browse for clothing.

Donations themselves can be made at 6894 N. Camino Martin, Suite 100, east of Interstate 10 and south of Ina Road.

Spreading Threads also accepts toys, books and cash donations.

“It all stays here locally,” Wright said. “And is all run by foster moms.”

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