Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois announce a new partnership to launch Clothes for Kids’ Sake.
People can donate their gently used clothing and household goods and help the more than 1,000 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister.
“We are pleased to partner with our sister agency in Southwestern Illinois and introduce Clothes for Kids’ Sake,” said Becky James-Hatter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri president and CEO. “This program offers everyone the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to children and teens in the greater St. Louis metro area through the donation of their clothes and small household items.”
Collected items can be dropped off at one of many Big Brothers Big Sisters’ purple donation bins throughout the metro area (in Missouri and Illinois) or at local Savers’ stores. Free home pickup, available in certain ZIP codes, is another option for interested donors. All donations are purchased by Savers Inc. and that money goes to support both agencies’ programs and services.
“All revenue generated through Clothes for Kids’ Sake stays in our local community and supports us in connecting area children and teens with caring, trusted adults,” said Barbara Cempura, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois.
To schedule a home pickup or to find a drop-off location, visit www.donatebig.org. The website also provides other important information, including acceptable items for donation and a link for downloading and printing a tax receipt.
The agencies are also teaming up on a clothing drive on Saturday, May 30. Between 9 a.m. and noon, people can drop off their gently used items at the following locations:
- Brentwood: Brentwood Plaza, 8800 Manchester Road
- St. Louis city: Southtown Center, Kingshighway and Chippewa
- Maryland Heights: Schnucks Center, 2030 Dorsett Village
- Swansea: Parking lot off CliftonLarsonAllen at 1 Bronze Pointe