WOODBURY, CT—The Woodbury Lions Club, in conjunction with The Red Barn, the outreach mission of the First Congregational Church of Woodbury, will be holding clothing drives during November and December to benefit the Waterbury Youth Services’ Homeless Youth Resource Center.
Lions Service Director Skip Jaret explains, “Our group was looking for ways to expand our efforts into the area of service. What better way to accomplish this than to combine forces with one of our local churches and support this clothing drive.” New or gently used winter clothing items, such as coats, scarves, hats, and gloves, will be distributed by Waterbury Youth Services to those in need of warm apparel for the winter months.
A collection box will be set up near Labonne’s Market, 238 Main Street South in Woodbury, next to the Lions’ eyeglass collection box, from November 24 to December 8, or donations can be dropped off at the Red Barn Thrift Shop, located behind the First Congregational Church, 214 Main Street South in Woodbury, Wednesdays through Saturdays between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from November 10 through December 22.
“We want to thank our community in advance for supporting this important clothing drive,” said Mary Trupp-McLeod, manager of the Red Barn. “No child should be cold in the winter.”
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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