Son's Helping Hands Clothing Ministry to host fundraiser

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Sons Helping Hands Clothing Ministry will be hosting a free will donation Spring Carnival Fundraiser on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The ministry, which has been operating for nine months, targets local residents in need of good clothing due to tough economic times.

"(Our statement is) to show the love of Jesus to those in need by being his hands and feet on this Earth, to glorify him by serving others and sharing blessings to fill a need in our community by providing clothing free of cost," explained Christa Stone. "As well as other types of relief and most of all to work to see lives changed through the saving knowledge of our lord Jesus Christ."

The ministry has seen a great need for its services, all of which are made possible by donations, community support and volunteers.

"Local churches and grow groups have helped us so much with many different things, from hanging racks to sorting clothes," said Stone.

The spring fundraiser will include carnival games such as a ring toss, Plink-O, cornhole and more. There will also be food such as hamburgers, hot dogs and chips.

"It's for the whole family," Stone said. "We are planning the Spring Carnival Fundraiser to help raise money to make changes to the building to help accommodate storage and the display of clothing."

As of now, the ministry's greatest need is children and teen clothing of all sizes as well as menswear. Shoes are also accepted.

"We kind of have an over abundance of women's clothing," said Stone, adding that it will still be accepted.

Hours of operating at Helping Hands Clothing Ministry are every Saturday from noon-5 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

To make a monetary donation one can send a check to: The Son's Helping Hands, C/O Shari Hunteman 1669 N. C.R. 625 East Coatesville, Ind. 46121.

For more information contact Stone at 721-1142 or Hunteman at 246-6177.

The ministry is located across from the Blue Flame on U.S. 240 in Greencastle.

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