Local Organization Collects Winter Clothes for Residents in Need

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A local organization is helping those in need get some warm clothing for this winter.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful helped gather donations today for its fall clothing drive. Volunteers helped unload bags of clothing, bedding and some other household items that were donated at Hilander grocery stores. The clothing will be given to people in third-world countries and to those in need in the U.S.

Vicki Swanson, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Volunteer, says, "If they are helping us here and participating, with our clothing drive, we're not only keeping it out of the landfill but we are helping those in need."
During the spring and summer clothing drives this year each collected more than 57,000 pounds of clothing and since the drive started in 1999 they've collected about three million pounds of clothing.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174047631 - wifr.com/a?a=174047631
Gray Television, Inc.