Clothing Drive: Give Us Your Clothes!
Today we’re talking about giving back. Every year I host a clothing drive for a charity that’s near and dear to my heart: the Association for the Rights of the Challenged (ARC). It’s an awesome organization that houses and helps people who have special needs. They help people who have cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, and more. My daughter has down syndrome, so this is a charity that I truly admire.
ARC provides homes where people with special needs stay and relatives can pay for them to stay there. It’s almost like a halfway house, where they are taken care of but also have some freedom to live as they choose. This allows them not to be in some other kind of home. They’re in a pleasant, attentive, secure space. They have after school programs that I volunteer at, and we go to the movies, get pizza, and have all kinds of enjoyable outings. This is an incredible organization.
However, some of these people are wards of the state, so they don’t get very good clothes. So, we’re giving clothes to ARC. We all have clothes in our closet we never wear. Maybe you just want to make space to buy new stuff! All we’re asking is that you give anything that is clean and doesn’t have holes. We’re glad to come pick up gently used clothing from you. Call or email us… or even send us smoke signals! I’ll come pick it up from you. You can also bring it to our office or to ARC. Most anything is welcome: shoes, socks, hats, even football equipment! Anything you’re willing to give we’re happy to take.
We love to give back this time of year. Please give, we’re here to receive. Thank you so much, and season’s greetings to you all!
To find out where your local ARC location is or more information about the charity, click here.
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