Tender Loving Care Ministries, Inc. 
Clothing the underprivileged children of Appalachia

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TLC Ministries does four distributions to the underprivileged children of Appalacia each year, for Easter, for Back-to-School, for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Please follow the guidelines for each distribution as they differ according to the time of the year when they occur.  - Please feel free to ship earlier than the deadlines.

Heart Design Deadline for the Easter Distribution is March 6, 2015

  • Boys need pants and SHORT-SLEEVED cotton knit shirts in sizes 4 through 14.
  • Girls need solid color or floral patterned SHORT-SLEEVED dresses, and SLIPS, in sizes 4 through 14; designs and fabric must be appropriate for young girls.
  • PLEASE don’t forget to mark the size on each garment.

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Deadline for the Back-to-School Distribution is June 15, 2015
  • SHORT SLEEVES on the garments please.
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make. 

Heart Design Deadline for the Thanksgiving Distribution is October 15, 2015.

  • Coats, sweaters, ponchos and knit sets are shipped in the Thanksgiving distribution.
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make. 

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Deadline for the Christmas Distribution is November 15, 2015.
  • LONG SLEEVES ONLY on garments for Christmas,
  • Be sure to mark the size on each garment you make.

In addition to clothing, girls and boys receive shoes, winter coats, personal care kits and a variety of other items. For the personal care kits, please include only the Contents for the Personal Care Kits listed on this website. We buy 4 oz. shampoo for $0.65, so if you would prefer to save on shipping, include a check for the shampoo and we will purchase it. Should you wish to make any bags for the personal care kits, the Pattern for the Personal Care Kit Bag  is on this website.

Please Note:  Those who belong to AARP can ship via UPS and get a 5% discount.

Tender Loving Care Ministries, Inc.
Phone 301-983-8251
E-Mail: johnsoncjtlc@aol.com