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Photo: DPS student collects clothes for needy kids

Marko Babiak is only in sixth grade but he’s already making a difference in his community.

Marko, a former student at Steck Elementary who now attends Hamilton Middle School, is a student ambassador for Clothes to Kids. His goal is to place collection bins at 50 Denver schools where people can leave gently used or new clothing for needy Denver students.

Marko was the star of the show Wednesday as the first bin was placed at Steck during a public ceremony.

Since its launch in 2008, Clothes to Kids has provided more than 12,257 wardrobes to Denver students. Currently, the organization serves an average of 300 students per month.

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