2020-2021 OFFICERS

Co-Presidents: Tracy Gallun & Debbie Singer

1st Vice President: Elaine Darer, School Chair Liaison

2nd Vice President: Kelly Siddiqui, Facilities/Wed Sort

3rd Vice President: Diane Wright, Recipient Scheduling

Treasurer: Susan Powell           

Recording Secretary: Julie Doyle


Sally Lynch - Shoe Buyer

Joanna Kramer - Volunteer Liaison
Mara Siler-Price - Fundraising

Jennifer Moreno Reddick - Fundraising

Tiffany Voltz - Digital Communications
Enid Shapiro - Purchasing (coats and jeans)
Allison Gordon - Purchasing (coats and jeans)

Enid Shapiro- Purchasing (coats)

Linnea Mead - Volunteers (supervisors, asst supervisors)

Sharon Enochs - Funds Controller

Susan Roche - Publicity

Kelly Siddiqui - Friday Sorts
Laura Hohnhold - Recipient Scheduling

Madeleine Cusick - Facilities Assistant

Mary Ellen Jackson - Facilities Assistant

Emily Erickson - Member at Large

Liz McElhatton - Member at Large


Evanston School Children's Clothing Association
1500 McDaniel
Evanston, IL 60201




For over 88 years, The Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association has served our community with the motto: “No Evanston child should miss a single day of school for need of warm, sturdy clothing.” In 1930, Evanston school superintendent James Skiles asked school physician Mary Baird to investigate why large numbers of children in the city were absent from school. After conferring with the visiting nurse and truancy officer, Baird concluded that children were missing school because of a lack of clothing, especially shoes. With these findings, local parent-teacher associations enlisted support and in 1931 founded the Evanston School Children’s Aid Society to help clothe Evanston’s children in need. Eighty-eight years, two name changes and five location changes later, ESCCA is still providing children with clothing for school.


Over the years we have had our headquarters for sorting and distributing clothing at various Evanston elementary schools, as well as in the coachhouse of the old District 65 property on Asbury. Since 2002, we have been thrilled to operate our beautiful clothing center from the District headquarters at 1500 McDaniel in Evanston.

We have clothed thousands of children with the help of countless volunteers and contributors. Through the generations ESCCA has evolved, while our mission and support has remained steadfast. We invite and encourage you to help us in any way you can.