DDHS senior launches winter clothing drive project

Delavan-Darien High School senior Michelle Johnson has launched a winter clothing drive for youth and adults in our area.

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

She is collecting winter gear from now through December 2nd. There will be Collection Boxes in the high school, middle school, and the three elementary schools. She is also seeking to place boxes at the the Aram Public Library, the Delavan Post Office, and several local churches.

The items she is collecting include new or gently used winter boots, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, and snow pants.

The donated items will be distributed at the Town Bank Community Center (next to ACE Hardware), Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Anybody in need is welcome to come. She is hopeful lots of kids come out because of their great need for snow pants, winter coats and boots for recess (children often cannot have recess outside in winter if they come to school without proper attire to keep them safe in the cold).

If supplies remain after Dec. 6, Johnson said she may extend the distribution days to include December 12th and/or the 13th at the same location during the same times. Stay tuned to our blog for updates.

Johnson’s project was made possible through a grant from the new DAYS Foundation in Delavan, which encourages community service by youth in our area. DAYS takes applications for projects and awards—on a case-by-case basis—start-up funding so projects are successful.

DAYS also connects youth to service opportunities in our area by hosting a database  of such projects.

For more information visit: http://daysfoundation.org/

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