Community can mean a lot of things to different people. To the members of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE), it means sharing with others who are in need.

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the QCSYE hosted a clothing drive for the non-profit, Maddie’s Closet, which seeks to provide clothing, shoes, accessories, and hygiene products to school age boys and girls in the Quad Cities area.

“Donating these simple things helps kids be prepared and successful when they may otherwise not show up,” said Kelly Cook, Executive Director and Founder of Maddie’s Closet. “Clothing and hygiene needs are barriers many families are dealing with, that in this day and age should not be something that is happening. If we can even make just a small impact on the lives of kids we come in contact with, then our mission is worth every effort.”


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