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February 17, 2013

Helping hands at Ken-Ton Closet

Ken-Ton Closet aims to distribute clothing, supplies to children in need

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Tonawanda News — “It’s community members driving this, looking to say ‘How can we help?’ We want to be able to provide, especially during the winter months, and i’m sure the needs are going to exist during the summer months as well.”

As the project gets up and running, O’Malley said that volunteers will be needed to pick up and drop off donations, and to sort, wash and fold clothing. Right now, she just wants the word to spread.

“We know that the families who need it the most aren’t going to be online, aren’t going to see our webpage,” she said. “We just need to get the word out that it exists.

“We have to start building the community from the bottom up and remove a lot of the distractions to learning. How can you concentrate on your work when you’re cold, tired and hungry?”

For more information, email ken-toncloset@ktpa.org, visit www.ktpa.org/Ken-Ton_Closet.html or search for Ken-Ton Closet on Facebook.

TO HELP • Donations can be made 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sheridan-Parkside Building, 169 Sheridan-Parkside, Town of Tonawanda. Enter at the front of the building and check in at the table. • For more information, email ken-toncloset@ktpa.org, visit www.ktpa.org/Ken-Ton_Closet.html or search for Ken-Ton Closet on Facebook. IF YOU GO • WHAT: Collection event for the Ken-Ton Closet • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 • WHERE: Bumblebeez Consignment and Children's Boutique, 906 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda

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