For Rochambeau Middle School: Fall Clothing Drive Set Through December 1

SOUTHBURY — The Rochambeau Middle School Fall Clothing Drive is up and running, with drop off and collection dates for bags of gently used clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as other textiles, set for Saturday, November 28, through Tuesday, December 1.

Acceptable donations are men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, fashion accessories, belts, purses, bags and backpacks, as well as household textiles such as blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains.

All donations should be in good, clean, wearable and sellable condition. Donation receipts for tax purposes will be available.

Like everything else this year, the RMS Fall Clothing Drive will look a little different in several ways.

The PTO will be collecting bags in the loading dock area at Southbury Self Storage, located next to the Southbury Public Library, 82 Poverty Rd., rather than on site at Rochambeau Middle School.

The PTO is grateful to the owners of the facility for granting the RMS PTO permission to use their space to generate funds that will be used for the betterment of Region 15 students and staff members.

If possible, the PTO is asking donors to enter a rough count of their bags on the RMS Fall Clothing Drive Savers Fundrive Pledge Page to help the vendor anticipate how many bags they should prepare for on delivery day.

That information does not require setting up an account and can be easily entered at https://fundrive.savers.com/e/rmsptofallclothingdrive.

The PTO will still be accepting bags that are not logged in on the pledge page, this is simply a tool that will assist the PTO in planning for transportation needs and help streamline delivery on drop-off day.

Due to backlogged calendars surrounding Covid shutdowns associated with their normal vendor, RMS partnered partnered with Savers for the Fall Clothing Drive this year.

Those seeking additional information may contact RMS Clothing Drive Chair Rachael Van Ness at rachaelmvanness@gmail.com.

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