PROVO, Utah – Members of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a clothing swap this weekend to help people near and far. With one head count at more than a hundred, volunteers were amazed at the outcome of the event.
What started out a simple idea to bring items to help those in need ended up as a project with overwhelming support from the community. Organizers called the event “Clothing for Thee and the Refugee.” It provided an opportunity for people in the community to bond over swapping clothes. People brought in bags of clothes they no longer needed and could leave with as much as they brought.
Event director Amber Perez said people can always do something to help.
“It feels good. It feels good to do your part and find a way that you can help lift where you stand, if you will,” Perez said.
Perez also said the remaining clothes will be donated to the Provo Deseret Industries. In addition, the project collected hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, and furniture for recent immigrants. These donations will go to the International Rescue Committee to help refugees.
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