Annual free clothing exchange, Nov. 19-20

The Eagle Point City Council recently approved a project requested by Ellen Radcliffe, a senior at Eagle Point High School.  Appearing before the council, Radcliffe asked to use the Ashpole Center on Nov. 19 and 20 for a clothing drive. This will be the third annual event. This year’s event will also be a senior project for Radcliffe. The first two were held at the new gym at the high school, but she wasn’t able to use the facility this year.

Her project started with just 10 families participating the first year. Last year the news of the event grew and  100 families participated. She expects even more this year. The project is a clothing exchange. On Friday, Nov. 19, from 3-6 p.m. clean, clothing in good condition may be brought to the Ashpole Center. For each piece of clothing the donor is given a coupon. That coupon is good for a piece of clothing on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9-12 n. All at no charge. There could be some donating items not expecting to receive an item in exchange.

At the end of the event any clothing remaining will be donated to the Medford Gospel Mission or to the Clothing Barn, located on the 2nd floor of the Stewart House in downtown Eagle Point.

Radcliffe said the Leadership class and Interact students may help as there is a lot of work to do in a rather short amount of time. This year Radcliffe will have Kenzie McKillip as a trainee shadowing her and preparing to take over the project next year after Radcliffe graduates.  Part of the training process will involve adding another clothing event in the spring, which McKillip will be in charge of, with Radcliffe her assistant.

For more information call 541-538-0872.

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