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Charity seeks clothing donations

Profile image for By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer
By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer

There’s still a little time left to make donations to the Salvation Army for the Angel Tree program.

The Salvation Army will be distributing the donations to families today but is still in need of clothing, shoes and coats for many of the children, said Sgt. Carol Hernandez, who is with the Salvation Army in Denton.

The organization needs all sizes of children’s clothing, including items for newborns.

She said plenty of toys were donated, which is the case each year, but the collection came up short on clothing.

“When we’re running short, the backup is always the need for clothing,” she said.

The organization can still take donations this morning, Hernandez said.

Items can be dropped off at the Salvation Army warehouse, located at 2221 S. Loop 288 next to Hobby Lobby.

Along with adopting about 674 families, with about 3,000 children, the Salvation Army also adopted eight nursing and residential facilities, Hernandez said.

The organization is collecting donations for the approximately 500 people in the nursing homes and residential facilities until Dec. 18.

Donations needed for the residents include blankets, hooded sweatshirts, shawls, pajamas and Snuggies.

Items for these facilities can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, located at 1508 E. McKinney St.

The location is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

The organization helps about 650 families a year.

RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is rmehlhaff@dentonrc.com.