You can turn your spring cleaning into something good. Summit County Probate Court is looking for gently used clothing for indigent wards of the Court in long-term care facilities. The Court will collect the clothing from April 17 through May 19, 2017 during the Court hours.
“The Probate Court is guardian for over nearly 900 indigent senior wards in Summit County. Some of our wards enter nursing homes without a decent change of clothes and no funds to buy clothing,” said Probate Court Judge Elinor Marsh Stormer. “Since it’s time to go through our closets, please consider helping some of our most vulnerable citizens.”
During the holiday clothing drive, the Probate Court collected and distributed more than 1,000 pieces of clothing.
All donations are welcome with a special need for larger sizes. Donated clothing will be distributed to seniors residing in nursing homes in our area who need these very basic items.
“We will accept any clothing such as coats, sweaters, jackets, shirts, pants, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves, socks, slippers, etc,” said Mary Ann Freedman, community outreach coordinator for the Court. “Items can be dropped off to the Human Services Department, located in the basement level of the court house.”
The Probate Court is located at 209 S. High St., and hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.