School clothes, supplies sought for annual drive


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The 25th annual School Clothes and Supplies for Kids Drive is being organized by Messiah Lutheran Church, 1013 East Lawn Ave. in Urbana. The church will accept donations of clothing and school supplies from July 1 through Aug. 15. Clothing can be new or used, but in good condition. Supplies should be new. Please, no shoes or coats. Last year, 855 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 25-Aug. 15. Supplies will be packaged July 25-Aug. 2. Schedules are available on the church website www.messiahurbana.info under “School Clothes/Supplies” or “Outreach” and on facebook.

Donation barrels will be outside the church doors July 1-Aug. 15. Financial donations may be mailed to the church with memo of “School program.” The church secretary can be reached at 937-653-4110 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for further info.

The distribution will be on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Children in need can receive three outfits, socks and underwear, and school supplies packaged by grade.

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Submitted by Messiah Lutheran Church.

Submitted by Messiah Lutheran Church.