NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY BRIGHT FUTURES JOPLIN
Bright Futures Joplin to launch "Stock the Closet" clothing drive
Joplin, MO - On Monday, September 30, from 7:15 am to 8:00 am, Bright Futures Joplin will mark the official launch of a two-week "Stock the Closet" clothing drive with a "Roll out the Barrel" event at Jefferson Elementary School, 130 McKinley Ave., Joplin. Representatives from Bright Futures, school nurses, and school staff will be on hand to collect items to fill the Bright Futures donation barrel. Special guest Eddie the Eagle will also participate in the event.
Bright Futures Joplin is holding the clothing drive to help Joplin Schools' nurses fill their shelves with items for students who experience spills, illnesses, or accidents. Nurses at the elementary schools try to keep a stock of new or gently used clothing items in their emergency student supply closets to help keep students clean, dry, and happy. From September 30 to October 11, schools will collect the following clothing items in a variety of sizes:
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