LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — The Lorain County branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio is planning a large clothing drive to distribute clothing to kids in need.
The branch will be assembling bags of clothing between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays beginning on Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 4.
Clothing bags will begin to be distributed to families who ordered them starting September 11.
The distribution comes as a partnership between the Clubs, Lorain County Commissioners and the county's Department of Job & Family Services. Federal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) funds are used to buy and distribute the clothing. Each bag of clothing will be about $350 worth of clothing.
Families will have a choice between a uniform, play or combination package. "Depending on the family's selection, the child will receive a book bag, gym shoes, 3-in-1 coat, khakis or joggers, polos or t-shirts, hoodie sweatshirt, socks and hats," according to a press release from the Clubs.
Distribution of the bags will take place on five dates at two Club locations, the Desich Family Campus and the Elyria South Community Center. The dates and times are as follows: September 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; September 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; September 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; September 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and September 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..