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Greg Demopoulos Posted by: Greg Demopoulos

As part of WCC’s commitment to our community, we’re excited by the Coalition of Churches for Orphan and Vulnerable Children’s partnership with the local schools. Through the coalition, WCC has “adopted” two partner schools so far with Eisenhower and Pierceton Elementary Schools. And we’ve recently been informed of a new need at Eisenhower.

Starting this winter, to help kids that may be going home where food is limited, or coming to school without proper cold-weather clothing, Eisenhower is starting their own food and clothing closet. And we want to help them stock the shelves.

Here are the items most in need.

Food:

  • Instant oatmeal and Pop Tarts
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Canned soups, vegetables, and fruit
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Rice and noodle meals
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • individual apple sauce packets
  • pudding and jello cups

Toiletries:

  • Liquid and bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste (including travel size)
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Chapstick

Clothing:

  • Extra small and small gloves (kindergarten – 2nd graders)
  • Medium gloves (3rd – 6th graders)
  • Winter hats (boys and girls)
  • Winter coats (boys and girls, sizes 7/8 and 10/12)

Whether you can provide a bunch of these items or just a few, every little bit will help. You can drop items off at Eisenhower Elementary School or at the Info Center at WCC. For more details or to ask questions about the Eisenhower Food Pantry & Clothing Closet, contact Jenny Ransbottom, 574-269-7440.

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