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Mega clothing drive next week

From last year’s Northern New Jersey Mega Clothing Drive. (Photos provided)
From last year’s Northern New Jersey Mega Clothing Drive. (Photos provided)

Turn your clutter into an act of kindness and donate gently used clothing and other items to Yad Leah’s third annual Northern New Jersey Mega Clothing Drive. It’s set for Sunday, March 22. In Teaneck, it’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; drop-off locations in Teaneck include Keter Torah and the Jewish Center of Teaneck/Heichal HaTorah. In Englewood, there will be a collection at Ahavath Torah from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand for curbside assistance.

Yad Leah supports needy families across Israel by providing them with quality clothing, which helps assure their dignity and pride. The organization will accept girls’, boys’, women’s, and men’s clothing in like-new condition, as well as gently used linens, towels, tablecloths, handbags, backpacks, shoes, and outerwear.

Jessica Katz, Yad Leah’s executive director, is confident that the greater community will come out again to show its support and donate. With Passover approaching, this is the perfect time to clean out closets and donate to those who are in need.

When Yad Leah was created in 2003, just a few boxes were packed and shipped to Beitar, in Israel. Since then, branches have been established from the country’s north to the Negev, and everywhere in between. There are 23 communities in Israel that benefit from Yad Leah’s support. Israelis, including immigrants from North America, the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, and Bnai Menashe from India and Peru all have made use of Yad Leah’s services.

Yad Leah makes children happy as they “shop” with their parents to select clothing that they are proud to wear, and that boost in self-esteem carries over to other aspects of their lives. In addition, Yad Leah has year-round drop-off locations in Teaneck and Passaic. Over the past year, more than 7,000 boxes have been sent to Israel. Sponsorships are available at all levels.

For more information or to make a donation, email info@yadleah.com or call (973) 955-0861.

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