Church of Christ hosts weekly clothing drive, prepares for Project Connect

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - An area church is continuing a longstanding tradition with their weekly clothing drive as they get ready for a community-wide event.

The Church of Christ has been giving away free clothes every Thursday for the past six years.

People can grab a bag and fill it up with whatever items they may need. The church has women's, men's and children's size clothing items.

"Hopefully it's helping them with their clothing needs, and their finances if they don't have to spend their money on clothing their family, or at least not as much," said Linda Sukraw, one of the organizers of the clothing drive. "That's always a blessing. So we enjoy helping folks."

Sukraw said they now average about 150 people each week. She said volunteers spend about 20-30 hours each week sorting through the donated clothes, and are beginning organizing winter items for Project Connect, a one-stop-shop to help give people in the community clothing for winter.

"We have people asking for coats and gloves and those kind of things, but we won't have those out until Project Connect day. We will also have other clothes available on that day. We try to get the warm things out for folks that might be on the street or are more in need," Sukraw said.

Project Connect is on October 25 at church's all around Grand Island.

Sukraw added the church can always use more men's and children's clothing. If you would like to make a donation, you can bring items to the church.