Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries to host free fall-winter clothing giveaway, seeking donations

VANDALIA — Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries’ signature free fall-winter clothing exchange returns from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Aug. 22. This time it will be hosted at 61472 Donald Roadway W. in Vandalia, and social distancing and face covering guidelines will be followed.

“We are proud to host this event for our local families in need,” said Bianca May, the co-founder and executive director of OFFKM. “There is no limit to the number of items that a family may choose to take home with them.”

Event organizers are seeking donations of gently-used clothes and shoes (for both children and adults), baby gear, toys, books, household items, and children’s clothes hangers. Clothes and shoes should be suited for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. All donated items are given to members of the community for free.

“Monetary donations are also much appreciated,” May said. “Donations are used to purchase items needed to fulfill our services, such as clothes hangers, storage containers and face masks.

To arrange a donation drop-off, or for questions about the event and serving as a volunteer, contact OFFKM via email  at ourfathersfamily@ymail.com or phone at (269) 476-1257.

The Vandalia-based nonprofit, which May and her husband, Curtis, formed in 2012, offers a number of other services including youth educational supports, providing furniture and household items for individuals transitioning from shelters into housing, and transportation for those in need of assistance.

To learn more about OFFKM, visit their website at www.ourfathersfamilykeeper.org.

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