Caring Through Clothing giveaway set
The second annual Jefferson County clothing drive and distribution, Caring Through Clothing, will be Friday and Saturday at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
The event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those attending should enter through the east door of the church.
People in need of clothing, winter apparel, foot wear and blankets will be able to “shop” for these items at no cost. In addition, new underwear, socks, detergent, fabric softener and Dexter laundry cards will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No income guidelines must be met; participation is open to anyone who feels they are in need.
Cookies, coffee and hot cocoa will be served, and Christmas music will fill Fellowship Hall. “It’s the best Black Friday deal in town,” said organizer Staci Wright.
Caring Through Clothing also will be awarding a grant for a brand new washer and dryer. Applications will be available at Caring Through Clothing and other locations yet to be announced. Income guidelines do apply to the grant, but this is the only part of the event that has an income contingency. Grant recipients must be willing to prove they have proper hook-ups for the appliance and be willing to let committee members see the hook-ups, they must meet income guidelines, and write a short response about what having a washer and dryer in their home would mean for them and their family. Applications are due by Dec. 18, and appliances will be delivered between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Any clothes left at the end of the two-day extravaganza will be donated to The Closet, a mission operated by Foursquare Gospel Church. The Closet provides clothing to those in need year round at no charge.
For information or to participate in some way, call Wright at 919-6328.