RIFA Plans Uniform Exchange
As the school year comes to an end, RIFA is asking parent to hold on to your school uniforms. RIFA is preparing for its 2nd Annual Back-to-School Uniform Exchange, in which gently used school-approved clothes are exchanged or given to struggling families. Last year, organizers were able to help 160 families. Uniforms in all sizes and colors are needed. RIFA leaders said the event provides a valuable service to families in tough economic times. “This is an opportunity to save money,” said Jeni Thorn of the Regional Interfaith Association. “Kids grow out of their uniforms before they wear them out. So this is an opportunity for families to save money because uniforms can be expensive.” If you would like to make a donation, bring it to RIFA’s loading dock before July 15. You can drop-off your donations, Mondays, 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Tuesday through Fridays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Also, leaders ask that the items are clean and have no rips, tears, holes or stains.