CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) — Are you beginning your spring cleaning and want to clear out your closet for a good cause? Students in a program at Centerville High School are asking for your help.
At Centerville High School, some students are enrolled in the marketing program, which collected donations of clothes on Sunday, March 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. Students made the donation drive for clothes an easy and fast process for drivers. It was a drive-thru style held outside of Centerville High School.
Luke Nold is a senior at Centerville High School and in the program and says the donation drive was an important thing to do. An opportunity to give back to the community that is in need is important to Nold and the program.
“It’s really important to get involved and to help the kids who need the clothes to be able to get a fair start in their working careers,” Nold said.
The donations collected will be delivered to the non-profit organization, Clothes That Work, located in Dayton.
Biman Das was one of the area residents that attended the drive-thru event and dropped off items of clothing to do his part in giving back to the community. He said he wanted to help those with good clothes that he no longer needed.
“I happen to have a lot of it that I don’t wear anymore and there all in good shape, so I thought I’d bring them down,” Das said.
Clothes That Work accepts a variety of different clothing options for people in need. Some of the items the organization is looking for include blazers, boots, fur coats, loafers, polo shirts, suits, sweaters and so much more.
“We started at 12 p.m. and we’re going until 3 p.m., so we’re going to need some more barrels to collect clothes,” Nold said.
Donations are being accepted at Primary Village North, Cline, Driscoll, John Hole, Normandy, Stingley, Weller, Magsig, Tower Heights and Watts schools through Monday, March 20.
If you were not able to make it out to the donation drive but would still like to donate, you still have the opportunity to do so. The program is accepting monetary donations to assist in purchasing business casual shirts and khaki pants for teens in an educational summer program in Dayton.
To donate, you can click here.