Once again, the generosity of Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club members and their families shines through. Our “Clothes for Kids” drive, in conjunction with the annual Rotary Day of Service, resulted in about 400 pieces of new and like-new clothing being collected.
Project coordinator Bill Dowd today delivered the clothing — a full car load of it, both trunk and backseat crammed full — to the Rensselaer family aid organization Circles of Mercy.
The items will be distributed at extremely low cost through the organization’s Catherine’s Closet thrift shop that serves low-income and at-risk families throughout our service area.
The donations came at a perfect time. The volunteers at Catherine’s Closet recently switched over from winter to spring and summer inventory and realized they had very little kids’ clothing. When the unloading began this morning, they immediately began sorting our donations and getting them ready for their clients.