2022-2023 OFFICERS

Presidents: Elaine Darer and Alli Hackney

1st Vice President: Mary Cox School/Org 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

Carolyn Myszkowski - Volunteer Liaison
Kathy Maljaei - Fundraising

Mara Siler-Price - Fundraising

Regina Stonebraker - Digital Communications

Sharon Enochs - Funds Controller

Susan Roche - Publicity

Madeleine Cusick - Facilities Assistant

Emily Erickson-Health Clerk Liaison

Enid Shapiro - Purchasing (coats and jeans)
Erin Haggerty - Purchasing (coats and jeans)

Allison Gordon - Purchasing (athleisure)

Linnea Mead - Volunteers (supervisors, asst supervisors)

Laura Hohnhold - Recipient Scheduling

Diane Kastman - Recipient Scheduling

Emily Erickson - District 65 Health Clerk Liasion

Tracy Gallun- Member at Large

Debbie Singer- Member at Large

Jennifer Reddick - 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.