H2O Wears The Pants

There’s no better way to start out the season than with a little community service, and H2O has a huge project for everyone to participate! This summer H2O, Help to Others, is holding its annual “Clothes 4 Kids” clothing drive as a service project for its summer service camp. The project is planned by H2O, which is a program within the City of Lakewood’s Division of Youth, in partnership with the Division of Fire, Lakewood City Schools and Lakewood Hospital. Gently used clothing and school supply donations are collected from donation spots by camp staff several times a week and are then brought to the site of service camp at Lakewood High School. The next step in the process is that the middle school campers sort and price all clothing items, and they clean, repair and organize used school supplies to be packaged and distributed through Lakewood Community Services Center before school begins in late summer.

We are kindly and gratefully accepting gently used infant-adult clothes and school supplies to further our cause. Any and all donations can be taken to the three local fire stations (14601 Madison Ave., 18124 Detroit Ave. or 12567 Clifton Blvd.) to be placed in the marked bins, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week or to the lobby of the PNC bank branch (14205 Detroit Ave.) Donations are welcome through July 23 and the “Clothes 4 Kids” Super Sale, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. We hope you all have something to donate as you clear out your closets, as the drive benefits so many people in our community. We’ll see you there!

Mick Jones

Mick Jones is a camp counselor for H2O's Summer Service Camp

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Volume 7, Issue 13, Posted 8:02 AM, 06.29.2011