High spirits will help warm local souls through the remaining cold days of winter thanks to a cooperative project of the Cedaredge High School Student Council and the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club.
Last week, a big load of cold weather garments including coats, blankets, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves was delivered to the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank by a dozen members of the CHS Student Council.
The warm garments, all in good repair and freshly laundered, were donated to the Lions’ coat exchange. There, anyone may come and select warm weather garments for themselves and their families completely free of charge.
The Lions’ coat exchange is stocked with hundreds of clean, quality garments with lots of wear left in them. The club, through its coat exchange program, has distributed over 700 individual items of cold weather clothing this year, said club member Pat Means.
While called a “coat exchange,” anyone may select from the inventory as his or her true need dictates. But clients don’t have to leave any garments in exchange in order to participate and benefit from the program.
The Lions’ coat exchange is normally open during food bank hours: Monday 9-11 a.m., and Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
Donations of sturdy, warm clothing can be donated when the food bank is open, and also at town hall during business hours, Means said.
The Lions ask that donors be a little extra considerate and make sure their donations are freshly laundered and ready to go right on the racks for distribution.
The CHS Student Council members had sponsored a competition among classes to collect the clothing that was delivered last week. The freshman class tied with the junior class for most clothing donated and they won a root beer float party, compliments of the Student Council, explained faculty advisor Katie Johnson.blog comments powered by Disqus