BASKING RIDGE, NJ—The Church of Saint James is teaming with a local nonprofit to collect children’s clothing Oct. 1-3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of its inaugural Children’s Clothing Drive for local kids.
Local nonprofit Cherubs & Angels is coordinating the drive, which has a specific, unique goal.
“We want to get as much of this clothing as we can to local kids,” said Cherubs & Angels founder Kathleen Lubarsky. “As directly as possible.”
Lubarsky said she has coordinated large clothing and toy drives in the past, including last year, when she collected 10,000 toys for children in New Brunswick and Newark. But a conversation with a volunteer at a local food pantry about how many people in the area are food insecure gave her an idea.
“I realized if people can’t feed their kids over the summer, what are they going to do when the winter