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Woodbury Lions’ Clothing Drive Shifts to Grooming Supplies Drive

WOODBURY — The Woodbury Lions Club and The Red Barn, the outreach mission of the First Congregational Church of Woodbury wish to thank all who contributed to the Winter Clothing Drive on behalf of Waterbury Youth Services. The response was overwhelming, with several loads of donations delivered to WYS in the past two weeks. The racks at WYS are now full, no more clothing donations are needed at this time, and now they have asked for our help to fill another shortage.

Marianne Malanaphy, of WYS, explained that their current need is personal hygiene articles. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, brushes, hair ties, and feminine products, as well as other grooming supplies are sought for the at-risk youth that they serve. Backpacks and duffle bags are also requested.

The Lions’ collection box will remain near Labonne’s Market, 238 Main Street South in Woodbury, next to the Lions’ eyeglass collection box, through Christmas for donations of these products. Because of the cold weather, the Lions suggest wrapping liquid products in newspaper to prevent freezing before dropping in the box. Donations can also be left at The Red Barn, behind First Congregational Church, 214 Main Street South in Woodbury, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Waterbury Youth Services was established in 1976 to serve children and youth, aged 3 to 24, within the Greater Waterbury Area. The organization responds to the needs of children, youths, and their families, helping clients learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, school and throughout the community, enhancing their quality of life.

The Red Barn is the outreach program of the First Congregational Church of Woodbury, and sells gently used apparel, books, and other household items. Profits from sales at the Red Barn supports the First Church operations and outreach missions, as well as supporting community organizations.

The Woodbury Lions Club has been active in the Woodbury community since 1936. Along with supporting local, national and international sight and hearing causes, the club sponsors scholarships for graduating Woodbury high school seniors and supports many community needs.

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