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School Dressing Days are Friday and Saturday; volunteers needed today

School Dressing Days will be held Friday and Saturday in Bragg Hill. This community outreach effort organized by the Interfaith Community Council is open to families in need in Spotsylvania County as well as the city of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.

Parents and guardians can pick up school supplies and clothing for free.

In addition, organizers need help today with setting up for this big community event.  Donations are still being accepted and can be dropped off today (Thursday, Aug. 9)  from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bragg Hill Family Life Center.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute items on Saturday and Sunday.

Below is a detailed schedule from reporter Lindley Estes’ story earlier this week.


WHAT:   School Dressing Days

WHEN:   Friday and Saturday between 1   and 6 p.m. for those who did not preregister for a particular shopping time.

WHERE:  Bragg Hill Family Life Center, 400 Bragg Hill Drive, Fredericksburg

WANT TO HELP? Clothing donations:  Jeans, shirts, underwear, socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies are being accepted at Bragg Hill Family Life Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cash donations:   Send to Interfaith Community Council Treasurer Clyde Matthews at 1111 Colony Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Volunteer: Help is needed on Thursday  to set up for the event, and to aid shoppers on Friday and Saturday.

More info:  Call Becky Paul at 540/373-2294 or email her at bcmrpaul,  Erin  Falconer may be reached at 540/785-2682.