Local Veteran’s Post Hosts Christmas Clothing Drive

Submitted by Patty Locher

Sabetha VFW 7285 Memorial Post

Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sabetha John L. Palmer Post 126 and Fairview-Morrill Post 322, both of the American Legion, are conducting a Christmas clothing drive to benefit homeless veterans, as well as those who could use a helping hand, in the Topeka area and in northeast Kansas.

Winter clothing for men, women, and children is necessary, as the Topeka VA serves both women and men veterans and their families.

As you prepare for winter, now is a great time to sort out and donate items you no longer need or no longer fit.

As winter weather becomes the norm, donations of warm winter clothing, blankets, bedding and shoes are especially helpful and appreciated.

Other suggested items are bath towels and washcloths, toiletries and new hygiene items such as toothbrushes in the original packages.

Toys and games for children of different ages are also welcome, as well as books, both for children and for adults.

Be considerate and consider the dignity of veterans – all donations must be in good condition and clean, showing respect for those who served our country, as well as their families.

Donations can be dropped off at VFW Post 7285 at 120 S. Washington St. in Sabetha – located across the driveway south of the United Bank and Trust drive-thru – between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

During the working day, items can be deposited at Community National Bank, Morrill and Janes Bank or United Bank and Trust, all in Sabetha, or Farmers State Bank and Holthaus Autohaus, both in Fairview .

Donations should be brought to one of these drop off locations by Friday, December 16, so they can be brought to Topeka VA in time for Christmas.

Be generous and show your gratitude to our veterans, who are among the small percentage of American citizens and others who serve our country so that we can all enjoy our freedoms.

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