FOUNDED FROM A PLACE OF LOVE, KIRA’S KLOSET WAS CREATED BY A GRIEVING MEAD MOTHER WHO LOST HER YOUNG DAUGHTER TO BRAIN CANCER. IN FOUR YEARS, KIRA’S KLOSET HAS HELPED THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES. BY PROVIDING CLOTHES, BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES. NEXT MONTH. KIRA’S KLOSET IS RE-OPENING IN A NEW LOCATION FOR THEIR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR. BACK TO SCHOOL. KXLY 4’S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP MORE THAN THE PEOPLE ON THE RECEIVING END. TUCKED AWAY IN AN OLD CLASSROOM AT THE FORMER MEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL. SITS THE NEW WORK ROOM FOR KIRA’S KLOSET. NATS :39 LOOK AT THISW4 25 AS VOLUNTEERS SORT THROUGH DONATIONS- ALL AROUND THE ROOM- SMALL REMINDERS OF 12 YEAR OLD KIRA WRASPIR. DEBBIE WRASPIR, KIRA’S MOM:58W5 25 she was your happy healthy busy girl, she did dance, volleyball girl scouting. ONE TUESDAY MORNING IN 2010 KIRA WOKE-UP COMPLAINING HER HEAD HURT. DEBBIE WRASPIR, KIRA’S MOM:12W6 25 there was something in my head and i don’t know if it was a the voice of god that said, we need help SCANS REVEALED KIRA HAD A HEMORRHAGING TUMOR IN THE MIDDLE OF HER BRAIN. DEBBIE WRASPIR, KIRA’S MOM:36W7 25 her brain just started swelling, and she was gone on Sunday. TODAY, IN THESE RACKS OF CLOTHING. PILES OF BOOKS. AND TUBS FULL OF SHOES- KIRA’S SPIRIT LIVES ON. DEBBIE WRASPIR, KIRA’S MOM :29W8 25 I THINK. i like to think she is smiling down on us. COVER PARTS WITH VIDEO:37W9 26 i think to me i needed to do something, it’s big loss and we have whole army of poeple that just wanted to help us so it really does give us purpose as we go on. OPEN ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH- KIRA’S CLOSET HELPS OUT 200 KIDS A MONTH, RANGING IN AGES FROM INFANT TO LATE TEENS. :30W10 26 when i look at our donations i just think what a great community that supports us. So when we did start out we were very small and we’ve continued to grow. I think our first time we opened we had 28 kids and we were so excited and last August we had 510 for back to school THE NEXT BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT IS AUGUST 15TH FROM 10 TO 1. STUDENTS HAVE TO BE WITH PARENTS TO GET A BACKPACK AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES. IN MEAD, CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, VOLUNTEER, OR ATTEND THE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT, JUST HEAD TO KXLY.COM.