SHIRLEY -- The fourth- and fifth-graders of Shirley Girl Scout Troop 73497 are holding a clothing drive for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry on the day of the Town Wide Yard Sale.

From 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 (or 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 if it rains), bring your gently used or new fall and winter clothing to Center Town Hall located at the intersection of Parker and Horse Pond roads in Shirley.

The need is greatest for boys clothing sizes toddler to 14, and hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and coats for youth to adult. Have a few things you don't wear anymore? Bring 'em on down!

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization located at 234 Barnum Road in Devens that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. They also have a clothing room that clients can visit, and the clothing collected will be given to the clothing room. Loaves & Fishes advocates for change by its clients that will promote independence and self-reliance. This year is its 30th anniversary.

Anyone unable to bring their clothing on yard sale day, can call Amy McDougall at 978-987-2735 to make alternate arrangements. Clothing can also be brought directly to the pantry during their regular hours.

Visit loavesandfishespantry.org or call 978-772-4627 for information.

Also, mark your calendars for early November when Shirley's annual All-Scouts food drive for Loaves & Fishes will take place.


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