To relieve environmental and financial strain, by allowing parents to receive clothing for their children through recycling.
Board of Directors
Founder: Rebecca Juarez
Rebecca founded Green Jean Kids in 2013. She hated the idea of children not having the essentials they need, clothes was her focus. Like many first time moms, she held on to her first childs clothes in hopes of being able to use them for her second. But when she found out a little boy was on the way, and she had boxes of girl clothes, she had a problem. If only there was a way you could trade all the clothes your kid doesnt need anymore for other clothes that you DO need. But at this time, nothing like this existed. She started thinking that if she had this problem, tons of other parents were probably in the same boat. What do you do with your kids old clothes? Giving them away is always a blessing to someone else. But what if you could give a blessing and receive one at the same time? The idea for Green Jean Kids was born. It took lots of pounding the pavement asking people for donations, so she could come up with the clothes that the kids needed. She started out in her garage, inviting moms over to exchange free of charge in her spare time. Then when she realized parents were so thankful for this service, were requesting it more, and she had aquired a large amount of clothing donations, it was time to open a store! April 2015, the Long Beach, CA location opened to the public and Green Jean Kids continues to grow!!
Program Director, The Green Room: Yliana Estrada
Hi I'm Yliana I am currently studying at Cal State Long Beach as a double major in Family Life Education and Child Development and Family Studies. I love working with Green Jean Kids because I know that what I do helps families in my community. I get to see first hand everyday how much what we do impacts the lives of those who come into the store. I have heard countless stories of families and their experiences and through them learned much more about my life and my studies. I can't wait for what is to come.