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Clothes Encounter Partners with Healthy Acadia to Bring Gardening and Nutrition Programming to Local Schools




Ellsworth. Kirstin Brown and Suzanne Wood, the owners of Clothes Encounter, a secondhand store for the whole family, believe in staying connected to their community and supporting hands-on programming in local schools. Since opening in 2013, Clothes Encounter has been contributing a portion of their profits to support hands-on school programming such as arts and gardening.


This year Brown and Wood are partnering with Healthy Acadia to help distribute resources to schools across the county. Healthy Acadia, a local nonprofit committed to building vibrant communities and making it easier for people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families, has been making connections between schools, gardening, and farming for 15 years and is proud to continue this tradition with the generosity of local businesses like Clothes Encounter. “Healthy Acadia is extremely honored to be the recipient of donations from Clothes Encounter to support our Farm to School Program and FoodCorps partnership,” said Katie Freedman, Food Programs Director for Healthy Acadia.


Clothes Encounter offers quality secondhand clothing at affordable prices for women, men and children, as well as an assortment of books, toys, local handmade items and clothing repurposed on site. Visit Clothes Encounter at 34 Water Street in Ellsworth, or check them out on Facebook. To learn more about food programs at Healthy Acadia, contact Katie Freedman, Food Programs Director, at 667-7171 or [email protected]

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