The Phyllis Zumkher County Clothing Center will be celebrating the holidays with Santa’s Closet. On December 2 from 9:00am – 1:00pm, children ages 3-13 can stop in to visit Santa and shop for gifts for three family members. Volunteers at the County Clothing Center are already putting together gift baskets for children to take home. Gifts will be wrapped in advance to make sure they are a surprise for the recipient.
The County Clothing Center is still in need of donations for this event. Items most needed are: rolls of clear gift wrap for gift baskets, small gifts for men such as wallets or flashlights, small gifts for children aged 5-10 such as crayons or books, and personal care items for men and women, such as body spray, makeup or nail clipper sets.
Family and Community Services is one of the largest social service agencies in Northeast Ohio and has spent the past 75 years helping individuals of all ages. The agency covers 21 counties and has more than 71 programs, including the Center of Hope, Kent Social Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the County Clothing Center to name a few. Family and Community Services assists over 100,000 people on an annual basis and provides life’s basic needs to counseling and mentoring services.