Salvation Army asks for clothing donations

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SPARTANBURG, CO, SC (WSPA) – Wednesday, the Salvation Army Family Stores in Spartanburg, Woodruff, and Union are in desperate need of clothing for the families they service. 

At the Spartanburg Family Store they use at minimum 2,600 pieces of clothing for families every two to three days.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Howard Tate said the one large pile at the store’s warehouse won’t last the week and isn’t the right kinds of clothing.

Wednesday, March 20th, kicked off the spring season. Unfortunately, families in need, with kids, aren’t finding spring and summer clothes that fit.

Lt. Tate said the Salvation Army does not use funds to buy clothing, because that take money from the families who need it. Therefore, the non-profit started a clothing drive and all donations would be welcomed. 

 “We take it and we refurbish it. We’ll wipe it off. We’ll make it look good and we’ll put it out for the community to take a look at it. Know that if you choose to buy something [from the Family Store] know that .82 cents, of every dollar which you spend with the salvation army, goes directly into impacting the communities in which we serve,” Lt. Tate said. 

Any clothing the community won’t buy, is compacted and sold in bulk. Lt. Tate said that money is also given to families in need. The Salvation Army also takes furniture, groceries, and volunteer hours. For more information about how to donate, click here.

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