On Oct. 1, Fayetteville Public Utilities began collecting new socks and undergarments for Clothe Our Kids as part of the Tennessee Electric Cooperatives Day of Service.
“Many rural electric utilities throughout Tennessee participate in a Day of Service on Oct. 18. We decided to expand ours to cover the entire month of October,” said Fayetteville Public Utilities’ CEO and General Manager Britt Dye. “This is one of many ways we are giving back to the community throughout the year.”
Clothe Our Kids is a local, Lincoln County-based, non-profit group whose mission is to provide at-risk children with needed clothing and shoes. They accomplish this 100 percent through community clothing and financial donations. Clothing bags are delivered directly to school counselors or caseworkers who call and request help for a child in need. The goal of Clothe Our Kids is to help those children feel loved, cared for and good about themselves. Each bag is custom packed with quality items and with the individual needs of the child in mind.
“Many people donate clothes, shoes and coats, but what most people don’t realize is the need for new undergarments and socks,” said Laura Mayer, co-founder of Clothe Our Kids. “We work with children of all ages from infants to teenagers, so we need infant through adult sizes in all of these items.”
If you would like to donate new socks and undergarments, you can drop them off at FPU’s office during normal business hours. For additional questions, you can contact FPU at 931-433-1522.