Local church hosting clothing giveaway

LITTLE HOCKING – What began as a small in-church effort at the Little Hocking United Methodist Church to share coats with those in need in the Little Hocking area has blossomed into a community effort to help those in surrounding area.

The clothing giveaway with be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at the church. Coats may be reserved by calling (740) 989-0306.

The first giveaway 10 years ago was small and only a few coats were collected and distributed. Last year more than 400 coats were given away as was clothing, boots, gloves, scarves and hats.

The event continues to expand and is so large that volunteers from the church need help from other area churches and residents to donate coats and make items such as knitted scarves.

There are no eligibility requirements and no proof of need is given. Anyone who needs a coat for himself or for someone else is welcome to come.

Everyone is welcome to attend.