Salvation Army Clothes School Children

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One local organization is doing what it can to help children going back to school.

Last year the salvation army helped 761 families receive 3,000 pieces of clothing to get ready for going back to school. Captain Diane Campbell says she thinks this year, they may see even more families.

“A lot of the plants are closing and I know Lear is down as of July and August,” said Campbell. “I think so because of the layoffs and with both families sometimes affected, they’re not going to be able to go out and buy clothes. I think we will be the ones they are coming to.”

Campbell says there is one group who needs the most donations.

“Sometimes the boys seem to be the challenge I don’t if they go through them quicker, or the girls they save them. We seem to have a challenge with the boys,” she said.

The Salvation Army is asking anyone who has extra, unused clothing to donate, as their supplies are running very low.

If you would like to donate, stop by the putnam avenue location Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to receive clothing, go to the Salvation Army August 6 and 7 and bring you picture ID and social security cards.