Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Clothing donations, volunteers and customers needed!

Oct. 6 Clothing Sale to Benefit Friendship Center Food Pantry

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the NBIAI will hold a sale of fine, gently used clothing at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams to benefit the Friendship Center Food Pantry. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Featured will be men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, both for summer and winter, underwear, footwear, outdoor winter clothing and linens, all at bargain prices.

Clothing donations

In conjunction with the sale, organizers are now accepting donations of clean, gently used men’s, women’s and children’s outdoor clothing, including jackets, parkas, hats, gloves, socks and boots from now until Oct. 3. Donations may be dropped off at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition/Family Place at 61 Main St., Suite 218, North Adams. They also may be dropped off at the Friendship Center Food Pantry, 43 Eagle St., during hours of operation on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Or to arrange for pick-up, call the Friendship Center at 664-0123 and leave a message, call Mark at 664-0130 and leave a message, or email Fran at

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed the day of the sale. We need cashiers, baggers, clerks, and crew for set up and cleanup, Friday Oct. 5, for setup, and on Oct. 6, the day of the sale, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Those
who can’t volunteer the entire time on Saturday are encouraged to volunteer for some portion of the day. Those interested in volunteer should email or

The all-volunteer-run food pantry currently has about 1,050 member families, each eligible to receive food every two weeks, in North Adams, Clarksburg, and Florida. For more information, call Mark at
664-0130 or email

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