Spring Clothing Drive May 12 at area Hilanders
LOVES PARK, Ill. — The Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) Spring Clothing Drive will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at all seven area Hilander Food Stores.
“In 2011, our three clothing drives combined collected over 300,000 pounds of clothing and soft goods from more than 6,000 area households,” said Lori Gummow, KNIB executive director. “We are always encouraged to find that whatever the current economic conditions, people in our community are willing to donate to those in need.”
Old or unused clothing should be in plastic bags; boxes and hangers are not accepted.
“Bagging the soft goods keeps everything clean and dry for redistribution, either in the United States or in a third-world country,” Gummow said. “We ask that the bags weigh no more than 5 to 10 pounds for the safety of our volunteers.”
Accessories, such as purses, linens, stuffed toys and soft-sided luggage are also accepted. Any shoes dropped off need to be tied together.
Following are the seven area Hilander locations: 3710 N. Main St., Rockford; 2206 Barnes Blvd., Rockford; 2601 N. Mulford Road, Rockford; 1715 Rural St., Rockford; 2514 S. Alpine Road, Rockford; 3134 11th St., Rockford; and 4900 Hononegah Road, Roscoe, Ill.
For more information, call (815) 637-1343 or visit www.knib.org.
From the May 9-15, 2012, issue
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