UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The Salvation Army is wrapping up its Clothes for Kids Drive, literally.
They’re packing all donated items to give to underprivileged students. About 750 of them will have a nice outfit to wear the first day of class.
Donations are still needed.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) – 900 kids in District 205 don’t have a place to call home, let alone enough clothes to wear during the school year. To help, the Salvation Army is partnering with CherryVale Mall for their annual Clothes for Kids drive. For the next 10 days, we can pick up a “paper shirt” with a child’s age, gender, and grade and buy a new uniform or outfit and bring it back to the booth. The charity will then distribute our donations to the kids in need.
"They're forced to wear second-hand, hand-me-downs, a lot of them wear uniforms with stains, tears, just due to the fact that they don't have the resources to get a brand new outfit,” said Mary Trujillo, RPS Homeless Student advocate.
If you’d rather donate cash or you just want more information, visit http://www.salarmywinnebago.org.