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11th annual Clothing Giveaway Sept. 11 and 12

ORRVILLE  Orrville Christian and Missionary Alliance has its 11th annual Clothing Giveaway Friday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free clothing and accessories will be available at the Orrville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church lawn, East Chestnut Street. This years giveaway will be an all outdoors event.  The following weekend will be the rain date.

Masks and social distancing required. No restrooms or water fountains will be available.  Ample parking is available in the north church lot off Chestnut Street.  Handicapped parking is permitted along the street near the lawn, according to a news release. 

Everyone is welcome to take items. No paperwork is required.  No items may be taken to resell.  Lawn area will be continually restocked during 2-day event. 

These giveaways add a measure of comfort for those with a large family, economic stress, illness, unemployment, family separations, or tragedies. Even families and individuals with steady employment sometimes have difficulty stretching incomes to provide school or work clothes. 

Donations of clean clothingaccessories, and household linens are appreciated.  Children’s baby, adult, and teen clothing are greatly needed this year.  Also needed are coats, sweaters, shoes, work clothes, and uniforms.  Small household items are accepted.  

Donations may be dropped off at the C & MA Church, 300 South Walnut St., Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Call to arrange other drop-off times.  Pick-up may be available if there are no other transportation resources.  Tax receipts provided. 

Volunteers from the community are needed to pre-sort clothing prior to and during the event.  Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers must pre-register.  Contact:  330.465.5831 or learning4life@earthlink.net.

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