Do you take Bras?
I was at the Cart Barn at 8 am on Friday when a woman walking her dog approached me and asked if I took bras. This is not a question most people ask strangers, but in this case, I was able to give her an answer to her question. Yes, we do! I was manning the FHYC RCS Spring clothing drive at the Cart Barn, and we certainly did take bras. About 2 hours later, another woman stopped by to ask the same question. I have no idea how many bras we took in, but once again, the generosity of the Fairfield Harbour community came through in spades.
This was my first solo clothing drive without Georgie Jackson, so I wanted to ensure it went well. The outpouring of support from the volunteers who came out to help collect the donated clothing for the residents who donated clothing was terrific. Russ and I received clothing two weeks before the dates. By the end of the first collection day on Friday, March 24, we had enough to fill up the RCS big box truck. The truck was due to pick up the clothing at 3 pm, but a fire along Broad Creek Road closed the road so RCS couldn't do the actual pick up until 4 pm. Two of my volunteers stayed past their time until the truck arrived and helped load up.
The next day we expected to have a lighter collection. Once again, the community came through, and we could fill ¾ of a big box truck!
Thank you to all who volunteered and donated. RCS services three communities to families in need. If you missed this collection, we will have the Fall FHYC RCS clothing drive, or you can take your clothing directly to the RCS facility. Call to find out their hours. 252-633-2767.