Long Beach Island PTA Holds Clothing Drive Fundraiser Oct. 19

Bring Items to Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School Parking Lot
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Oct 09, 2019

Long Beach Island — The community is encouraged to bring wearable used clothes and accessories to the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, as part of a fundraiser to benefit the Parent Teacher Association of the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District.

According to the PTA’s Lara Addiego, the group is collecting women’s, men’s and children’s clothing of all sizes, as well as shoes; belts; handbags; stuffed animals; and linens such as bedding, curtains and towels.

In a change from past years, the company that processes the items is no longer taking housewares, appliances, toys, furniture, rugs, baby items or books. CDs and DVDs are also not accepted.

“Donations will be picked up, weighed and processed,” said Addiego. “All donated items are used; nothing is shredded.

“It’s a great way to clean out your closets and help your school,” she added. “Thank you for your support!”

Proceeds go directly to the LBI PTA for every pound collected.  Tax receipts will be issued.

The E.J. School is located at 200 South Barnegat Ave. in Surf City. —J.K.-H.

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