New leadership takes over Denver clothing nonprofit


Clothes to Kids of Denver has promoted Valerie Lunka as its new executive director. Lunka has been serving as the nonprofit’s director of development since 2014, according to a news release from the organization.

Prior to working at Clothes to Kids, Lunka was the development director at Advocates for Children for 11 years.

“Val’s familiarity with all aspects of the organization, proven leadership, fundraising and networking skills, nonprofit experience and overall passion for Clothes to Kids make her the ideal person to lead our organization into the future,” said Nik Stoffel, chair of the board of directors in the news release. “Under Val’s leadership, we expect that our entire team will continue to build on our past success with an unwavering focus on serving more kids in the Denver metro area.”

Clothes to Kids of Denver operates a store at 2890 S. Colorado Blvd. Each child receives five tops, four bottoms, a coat, a pair of shoes, as well as five pairs of underwear and socks, all for free. The socks and underwear are guaranteed to be new. The store offers clothes to people from 3 to 21 years old, as long as students are enrolled in a school or GED program.

People can bring clothing donations to the shop next door in the same complex.

Lunka is replacing Katie Jones Jadwin as executive director. Jadwin started at Clothes to Kids as an intern in 2010. Jadwin recently moved out of state, but will continue working with Clothes to Kids as the communications director.

For more information on Clothes to Kids of Denver, read our story from last year at,271638.


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