Local Kids to Get Clothes for School

by Emily Baird on August 3, 2010 at 5:46 am

More than 1,000 area kids are expected to walk through the Salvation Army’s doors in Zanesville this Thursday and Friday.

The organization is holding its annual school clothing giveaway for those in kindergarten through high school. Tables are lined with thousands of items packed on top of each other, and the staff say thanks to generous donations from the community, each child will get to pick out five outfits.

"I think the people of Zanesville should hold their heads up high because they do come through when there’s need. So, I believe because of that, we’ll be able to meet that this year, " says Diane Campbell of the Salvation Army.

There are more boxes that will be unloaded for the second day of the clothing give-away. Campbell says she wants to make sure every child is served.

"Just to have the kids ready and have different outfits, I think for me it means the world that they are going to be taken care of, " says Campbell.

The staff is prepared to handle long lines both days. Parents are welcome to bring their kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. But they need to have a photo ID and Social Security card present.