HILL CITY, S.D. – Community members organized a Kids’ Clothing Exchange with Love INC. and the Little White Church held on the Hill City Center.
Residents might donate school-aged youngsters’ garments for individuals to look by and take some for free.
“It’s just about to get ready for school since issues have been onerous lately — fuel costs and issues are getting costly. We simply needed to do one thing that may sort of take stress off our neighborhood and assist them get school began in a great way,” Abby Cutler, a coordinator of the Kids’ Clothing Exchange, stated.
Volunteers additionally helped arrange the middle for the occasion and say they went by about 50 packing containers of garments.
There was a spread of garments from new child to grownup X-large, and there was a shade code system for ladies, boys, ladies and men. There was additionally a desk of actions to entertain kids whereas mother and father appeared by the clothes.
The concept got here to the opposite coordinator, Elise Rowe, after a mission journey in Oklahoma.
“There we do the identical sort of factor. They have a garments truck and so they do it a special means. They have like a storage place and so they’re full-time, doing this a number of instances like each week.” Rowe stated. “We have been considering we might carry one thing again to our neighborhood since we’re making an attempt to study issues there and convey them again.”
Being within the new metropolis heart, youth group youngsters helped individuals from the church and the neighborhood.
There was additionally a free-will donation that “buyers” might contribute to.
“I actually suppose it brings our neighborhood collectively and it simply exhibits that this small little neighborhood nonetheless cares about one another and needs to assist one another out,” Cutler stated.
When individuals who participated signed in, it might later be put right into a drawing for a big canine plushie.
After 8 p.m., if there have been any garments left over, individuals hauled them to a thrift retailer to donate.