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Bright Futures Joplin to launch "Stock the Closet" clothing drive

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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:

  • Unisex sweat bottoms and tops
  • Short- and long-sleeve unisex t-shirts
  • Unisex elastic-waist long shorts
  • New underwear
  • Unisex shoes (no flip flops)
  • Socks
Other needs:
  • Cheese / cracker packs (NO peanut butter crackers)
  • Deodorant
Items can be dropped off in the blue Bright Futures barrels (image attached) located at every Joplin Schools' elementary school.

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