My name is Sadyra Martinez and I am currently serving as the Social Justice AmeriCorps member at UTEC. Along with a number of other responsibilities, I have recently taken the lead on a new UTEC initiative called the “Clothing Project,” which is designed to provide decent and presentable clothing for any of our young adults, as well as for other members of the greater Lowell community.
Working closely with one of the UTEC Streetworkers, Mao Kang, we are currently asking all UTEC staff, supporters, and the greater community for clothing donations – jackets, coats, sweaters, scarves, hats and gloves, interview attire, children’s clothes, boots, etc., – that are in good condition and have been laundered or dry-cleaned.
In addition to Mao, I am also working with one of our young adults, Taylor, who has experience with similar clothing drives and is a great advocate for spreading the word within UTEC and beyond.
“I love doing this stuff,” said Taylor, “and I know a lot of people that would benefit from this and they are excited!”
How to donate
If you or anyone you know is interested in donating clothing – and we hope you will! – please come to our main building (35 Warren St., Lowell) where, near the front desk, you should see the donation box labeled “Clothing Project” during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm). When you do, we ask that you leave your name, contact info, and a list of what you donated with the person at the front desk so we can track all donations.
This clothing drive will continue at least through the current month of February. We will announce a spring date for our young adults, as well as other Lowellians, to come in and pick out what they need!
If you have any questions regarding donations or other details, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source: Lowell Sun