Dressing Days outfits 1147 – The Free Lance

August 14, 2014 - storage organizer

More than 1,000 area students will have new outfits for a initial day of school, interjection to a annual School Dressing Days event.

The Interfaith Community Council dressed 1,147 children final weekend, providing any child with new underwear and socks, jeans and T-shirts.

During a weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bragg Road remade into a back-to-school shop, with tables of clothes, backpacks and shoes.

An unknown donor supposing adequate backpacks for any child, pronounced co-organizer Erin Faulconer. And New Vision Kingdom of God donated 362 pairs of new shoes.

Families in need could come to a eventuality and select a new outfit for any child. School Dressing Days has prolonged been a messenger of fall, given 1971 when Stafford County proprietor Gladys Ferguson visited area schools, looking for children whose families couldn’t means new clothes.

She brought a list behind to a Interfaith Community Council, and School Dressing Days began. The initial eventuality dressed 68 children.

For scarcely 20 years, Ferguson stored cosmetic bins of underwear and hosiery in her vital room.

Donations are now kept in cosmetic tubs in a Stafford County storage unit.

Organizers attempted to clamp down on a event’s disharmony by seeking families to preregister. This allows organizers to get a hoop on how many garments to have ready.

Most of a scarcely 500 families served did preregister, Faulconer said.

Amy Flowers Umble: 540/735-1973 aumble@freelancestar.com


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