Giveaway

Shoppers peruse the clothes available at a recent Lakewood Church of Christ annual Back to School Clothing Give-Away. Donations are still being accepted for this year’s give-away. Contact clothing ministry coordinator Linda Allen at 281-424-9513 for more information.

Lakewood Church of Christ will be holding its 19th annual Back to School Clothing Give-Away at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. 

The purpose of the Clothing Give-Away is to help children from the Baytown area in need of clothing to begin the new school year. 

Last year, the clothing event brought in over 200 families. Each family receives a package of new socks and new underwear for each child, along with gently used clothing and shoes for the entire family. 

Donations are still being accepted for this year’s give-away. Items needed are gently used clothing for elementary through high school age children that comply with school dress codes. Items that are needed most include gently used boy’s and girl’s jeans sizes 4-16; girl’s jeans junior sizes 1-11; children’s and teens’ tennis shoes (no sandals or adult shoes); and new, unopened packages of children’s socks and/or underwear. 

In addition, monetary donations are being accepted to purchase any additional items and sizes that are still needed. 

Donations may be taken to Lakewood Church of Christ, 7701 Bayway Drive, in Baytown — Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the church’s booth at the Baytown Trade Days Christmas in July Market on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baytown Community Center. 

The church not only provides for families on the day of the give-away, but also has clothing available to those in need year round. The congregation works closely with area school counselors and social workers to identify those who need additional help. 

During the last school year, Lakewood Church of Christ assisted an average of two to three families per week. 

If you are unable to donate for the August give-away, please keep in mind donations of clothing for school age children are needed year round. 

Clothing Ministry coordinator, Linda Allen, can be contacted through the church office at 281-424-9513. 

Lakewood Church of Christ, located at 7701 Bayway Drive, is a family dedicated to praising God, equipping members, serving others, and proclaiming Christ. The clothing give-away is one of many community ministries provided throughout the year. Other ministries include counseling services, community events, youth events, service opportunities, and Bible classes.

 Donations still needed 

Donations are still being accepted for this year’s Lakewood Church of Christ Clothing Give-away. Items needed are gently used clothing for elementary through high school age children that comply with school dress codes. Items that are needed most include gently used boy’s and girl’s jeans sizes 4-16; girl’s jeans junior sizes 1-11; children’s and teens’ tennis shoes (no sandals or adult shoes); and new, unopened packages of children’s socks and/or underwear.

Donations may be taken to Lakewood Church of Christ, 7701 Bayway Drive, in Baytown

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