Fall and winter holidays are just around the corner. For some area families, gift-giving occasions compete for the same dollars needed to buy clothing or food. The people of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St. (Route 85), Marlborough would like to help by offering a Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, November 19 from 10 am to 1:00 pm. All items are FREE.
There will be a selection of gently used clothing for men, women, babies, and children, as well as accessories such as shoes and belts, at no cost. Those who come can bring their own bag, or take a bag provided and fill it with whatever they can use.
This is the third year St. Stephen parishioners have hosted spring and fall giveaways, and decided they and their friends still have more to give. With the Bible verse from Luke in mind, in which John urges those with two coats to give one away, parishioners are looking through their closets for extra coats and other winter garments to share.
Shoppers also can expect to find seasonal sweaters, tops, pants, pajamas, skirts, dresses, and tee-shirts in all adult sizes, as well as children’s clothing. Most items will be gently used, but some will be almost new and could be gifts for others.
Tight budgets often don’t leave anything for fun purchases, so the planning committee is making sure there will be costume jewelry, purses, and scarves, so shoppers can pick up a treat for themselves as well.
For more information about the church, visit saintstephenlutheran.com or the church’s Facebook page. St. Stephen is a member of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org). St. Stephen is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, inviting people of every gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, marital status, or class. Parishioners come from Marlborough, Hudson, Berlin, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, and Bolton.