EVPL collects winter clothes for EVSC hangers

Winter is setting in for the Evansville area and that means it’s time to break out the thick coats, beanies, gloves and scarves. For most of us, that just means going to the locker room or pulling out the plastic storage bin that you put all those things in after you finished using them last year. Unfortunately, for many families in our region, it is not that simple. Many find themselves in situations where they have to make difficult decisions due to financial constraints. Do you put food on the table, pay the electric bill to keep the house heated, or buy winter essentials to stay warm outside? When you can’t afford to do all three, you have to be selective, and often it’s winter clothes that are left out in the cold.

Fortunately, those of us fortunate enough to be able to afford the cost of all three can help those who cannot through a new initiative the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library has created called “Seasons of Sharing ”.

What are “seasons of sharing? “

According to a press release announcing the initiative provided by Heather McKinney of the EVPL:

Each “season” throughout the year a different community need will be highlighted. The library will partner with various local charities to provide opportunities for our community to give back through fundraising campaigns.

The first of these fundraisers will focus on collecting winter essentials such as gloves, hats, scarves, coats and jackets of all sizes for the Evansville Student Clothing Resource- Vanderburgh School Corporation, Hangers. Donations are accepted until December 30th at all eight EVPL branches. Each branch has a specially marked box where you can drop off your donation during library opening hours. McKinney’s press release does not say whether the clothes must be new or whether they can be used gently. For example, a winter coat that one of your own children has outgrown but is still in good condition.

For more information about Hangers and the services it provides to EVSC students, visit EVSC Foundation website.

[Source: Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library]

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