Published On: Wed, May 28th, 2014

GBEMS students hold clothing drive

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Green Bank Elementary-Middle School students display samples of clothing items they have collected for the clothing drive. Back row l-r: Kyle Cohenour, Matthew Queen, Justin Jackson, Hallie Kane, Bridget Carroll, Kaylee Halterman, Nathaniel Cottle, Andrew Via, Jennell Cassell, Wade McCarty, Frankie Tawney and Christin Shinaberry. Front Row l-r: Jeffrey Schebek, Jacob Taylor, Isaac Mace and Destiny Lane. S. Stewart photo

Green Bank Elementary-Middle School students display samples of clothing items they have collected for the clothing drive. Back row l-r: Kyle Cohenour, Matthew Queen, Justin Jackson, Hallie Kane, Bridget Carroll, Kaylee Halterman, Nathaniel Cottle, Andrew Via, Jennell Cassell, Wade McCarty, Frankie Tawney and Christin Shinaberry. Front Row l-r: Jeffrey Schebek, Jacob Taylor, Isaac Mace and Destiny Lane. S. Stewart photo

With the help of AmeriCorps volunteer Christin Shinaberry, students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School collected items for a community clothing drive.

This is the second community project the students have done with Shinaberry.

“We already did the one for the animal shelter and we wanted to do a little something extra before the end of school,” she said. “We have 1,080-some pieces of clothing.”

The clothing drive began as a way to collect clothing for the ever growing students, but the community reached out and gave clothes from every closet.

“It started out just for the students, and families in the community just wanted to chip in and the whole household donated – bags and bags of clothes,” Shinaberry said. “It’s literally going to be for everybody. Kids of all ages and parents can come in.”

The clothing give-away will be held June 7 through June 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the school.

Every family is allowed three outfits per child and two additional outfits for the adults. Hats, gloves, shoes, and other accessories will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Clothing brands include American Eagle, Hollister, Aeropostale, NorthFace, etc.

Suzanne Stewart may be contacted at sasatewart@pocahontastimes.com

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