BUTTE - With a record amount of donated clothes expected for Butte’s Clothing Drive, volunteers are already working hard in preparation for the event.
“Oh, yeah, it was a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” said volunteer Jacob Pickett.
The clothing drive has been an annual event for more than 20 years and this year’s drive is expected to be bigger than last year.
“We served about 800 last year who came in and got clothes, so, yeah, we’re hoping for another good year,” said event organizer Daynen Lalicher.
Student volunteers from the Butte High Career Center were on hand Monday unpacking the first of several loads of donated clothes.
“I like just being part, because it’s such a city-wide thing and so many people volunteer for this, so it’s very important these kids get out and learn that it’s important to volunteer in our community,” said Megan Paul of Butte Cares.
The clothes are really piling up here and that’s why organizers say they need volunteers. Just come over here this week and help sort out all these clothes because it looks like it’s going to be a record year for donations.
“We could always use volunteers so it anybody wants to come up and volunteer, someone will be here from 9 to 5, come on up and pick up a beg and start sorting clothes,” said Lalicher.
The giveaway will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maroon Activity Center.