Uniform drive a welcome effort

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 30, 2007

“God made the world rich enough to feed and clothe all human beings.”

– Mother Teresa

Certainly in a society as wealthy as ours, there is no reason for anyone to do without.

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That premise should cover food, shelter and clothing.

One local project is being held to ensure that no student has to start this school year without the proper uniform.

On Wednesday, the Selma City School Uniform Giveaway will be held at Selma Mall.

Now in its fourth year, the giveaway has helped 420 area families, according to local organizers.

Approximately 3,000 uniforms will be transferred on a school bus from the Phoenix School to Selma Mall, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The giveaway is a joint project, with Wallace Community College Selma Talent Search, C.H.A.S.M., S.C.O.P.E., the Department of Human Resources, Selma Steam Laundry and the Freedom Foundation contributing to the effort.

The project is one example of how local groups can come together and help those who most need assistance.

With the start of school just around the corner, the uniform giveaway will provide welcome relief for many local families.

The organizations that have put this event together deserve thanks for their efforts.

The giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information call Lorraine Capers at (334) 874-7287.