School clothing, supply collection begins soon


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The 24th annual School Clothes and Supplies for Kids Drive is now being organized by Messiah Lutheran Church, at 1013 East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. The church will be accepting donations of clothing and school supplies from July 2 through August 17. Clothing can be new or used, but in good condition. Supplies should be new. Please, no shoes or coats. Last year, 860 Champaign County area children were helped.

Businesses, churches, community organizations, and individuals are asked to donate. The community is asked to help sort clothes and package supplies. Clothes are sorted on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. July 26 to August 16. Supplies will be packaged from July 26 to August 9. Schedules are available on the church website www.messiahurbana.info under “School Clothes/Supplies” or “Outreach.”

Donation barrels are available outside the church doors from July 4 to August 17. Financial donations may be mailed to the church with memo of “School program.” The church secretary can be reached at 653-4110 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Thur. to answer questions.

The distribution takes place on Saturday, August 20, from 9 am to 1 pm at the church. Children in need can receive three outfits, socks and underwear, and school supplies packaged by grade. Arrive early!

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