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Preregistration slated for dressing days
BY LINDLEY ESTES
The Interfaith Community Council is holding preregistration to help streamline its annual School Dressing Days in August and is looking for volunteers to help with the event.
The remaining preregistration days are Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Both sessions will be at the Bragg Hill Family Life Center in Fredericksburg.
Those who sign up will need to verify a current residence in Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania or Stafford. Verification can be a driver’s license, DMV identification card, lease, utility bill or letter from a social services department.
Verification for the child to receive items at Dressing Days is also required. This can be a birth certificate, Social Security card, passport, DMV identification card, report card or Medicaid card.
After signing up, participants will receive a time slot to shop on Aug. 10 or 11 and be assigned a confirmation number.
During the August event, children in need are given a new pair of jeans, a new shirt, underwear, socks, shoes and school supplies.
To supply children with these items, the organizers accept clothing just before the event since they do not have the facilities to store additional items. The group can accept cash donations at any time.
The event is also in need of volunteers to aid in preregistering, and to help at the event in August. Volunteers who speak Spanish are particularly needed.
Lindley Estes: 540/735-1976
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: School Dressing Days preregistration
WHEN: 9 a.m. –2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon Wednesday
WHERE: Bragg Hill Family Life Center, 400 Bragg Hill Drive, Fredericksburg
MORE INFO: Call Becky Paul at 540/373-2294 or Erin Falconer at 540/785-2682.
WANT TO HELP?
INTERPRETERS: People who speak Spanish are needed to interpret for some participants of School Dressing Days during pre-registration or on the days of the school clothing giveaway on Aug. 10 and 11. To volunteer, contact: Becky Paul at 540/373-2294
CASH DONATIONS: Send to Interfaith Community Council, Treasurer Clyde Matthews at 1111 Colony Road, Fredericksburg, Va., 22401.