JFS’s Pop-Up Clothing Closet Distributes Over 500 Items at First Event

 

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Throughout the past couple months, the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest Clothing Closet volunteer committee has been quite literally rolling up their sleeves collecting and sorting clothing in preparation for the Clothing Closet’s first pop-up event.  This pop-up event was designed to provide a store-like shopping experience at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham, a school with many vulnerable immigrant families.  The 20 Metrowest families, equaling over 65 individuals, who attended the event were thrilled by the opportunity to “shop” for summer and back to school clothing that otherwise they may not have been able to afford.  In total, over 500 items were distributed to these families in less than 3 hours!  Although our first Clothing Closet pop-up event was able to serve many families, we at JFS know that there is more to be done. This coming fall we aim to be back at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for our second pop-up event, this time featuring winter gear such as hats, coats, and gloves.

If you are interested in donating, volunteering, or have any questions, please contact Rina Wagman at 508-875-3100 x.420 or at: rwagman@jfsmw.org or Kayla Hopkins at 508-875-3100 x.220 or at khopkins@jfsmw.org .

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