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Free kids clothing exchange planned
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MONROE - Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mazzuchelli No. 2609, Green County, will be sponsoring a free clothing exchange with the support of HCE, Grace Lutheran Church, Hope Evangelical Free Church, and many community members. All families of Green County are invited to participate through their donations and to attend to shop for clothing for their children. This project will assist many families in Green County in preparing their families for school and the winter months.

The free clothing exchange will operate on a simple honor system. Donate what you can, visit to obtain what your children need and try to keep the room orderly.

Families may drop off clothing their children have outgrown from 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 or 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 24. Items may be dropped off at St. Victor School, 1416 20th Ave., Monroe. (Enter on 20th Street.) Persons who have items to donate but cannot drop off at these times may e-mail: or call Susan at (608) 851-9137 to arrange a pick up time and site.

Families may return on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick out items that can clothe their children for school and the fall. All items are free to those shopping for their families. Bring your own bags or boxes.

People may donate items and not attend the event or they may attend and not have donated.

Items being accepted are to be clean and without stains. Footwear should be new or with light wear. Suggestions are as follows (sizes infant through adult): shoes, boots, snow boots, tennis shoes; fall or winter coats; hats, mittens and snow pants; socks, under garments, tights; shirts; pants and jeans; sweatshirts and pants; tote bags, backpacks, duffle bags, pencil cases; new school supplies; and Scout uniforms.

All useful items that remain at the end of the day, July 31, will be boxed and donated to various other programs in need, St. Vincent de Paul, Easter Seals or other charities.