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September 13, 2013

COMMUNITY ANSWERS

Ken-Ton rallies to help organization replace stolen donations

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Tonawanda News — Others came through in other ways. Kathy and Duane Russell of the Town of Tonawanda recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. While they wanted to have a celebration for their vow renewal, Kathy Russell said, they didn’t want to ask for gifts ... so they made it known that donations to the Closet would be appreciated.

The couple collected two totes of school items and clothes, as well as purchasing 80 pairs of underwear and socks for the Closet at Walmart with gift cards they received.

“It was aweseome. One backpack was so heavy I could hardly lift it,” Kathy Russell said. “It was nice. We celebrated our anniversary and we made a difference.”

So much has been donated that the Closet no longer has an active need for school supplies, although that could change as things get depleted over the course of the year, O’Malley said. However, there will be various collection efforts from month to month, from Halloween costumes to winter coats, depending on what’s needed.

Parents of Ken-Ton students still in need of school supplies can call the Ken-Ton Closet at 218-9589, email ken-toncloset@ktpa.org, visit the Facebook page or the website at www.ktpa.org/Ken-Ton_Closet.html. O’Malley said the fastest way to get help is to send the Closet an email with the student’s name, school and supply list.

TO HELP (OR TO GET HELP) • Call the Ken-Ton Closet at 218-9589, email ken-toncloset@ktpa.org, visit the Facebook page or the website at www.ktpa.org/Ken-Ton_Closet.html.

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