PANAMA CITY, FL-- The Panama City Rescue Mission's Klothes for Kids drive is well underway, but they need your help.
A little more than a month ago, Panama City Rescue Mission launched its 10th annual Klothes for Kids program, aimed at helping 1,000 children in Bay District schools who cannot afford school uniforms and supplies.
They set a goal of collecting 6,000 school uniform items (polo-style tops, uniform bottoms, and shoes) plus play clothes, underwear, backpacks, and supplies. As of July 10, with about one month left to collect clothes, they are half way to their goal and need urgent help.
The Mission will continue to collect through August 13, in preparation for distribution, which will happen August 15-16 at the Fairgrounds. The Mission will take new and gently used items, sort them, and set up a free store. Collection sites have been set up throughout the community.
Also in need are volunteers to sign up to help distribute clothes (working in the warehouse, sorting, serving as hospitality greeters, and personal shoppers), so the Mission has set up a VolunteerSpot link. Prospective volunteers can go online and pick a time and specific job.