Back to School, Brown Bag Special Clothing Drive


Saturday August 11th will be the third year that All People’s Day, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is running the “Back to School, Brown Bag Special Clothing Drive” for infant to college age children.  It will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 188 S. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444, from 9 am to 1 pm.  Families struggling in this tough economy will fill large shopping bags full of clothes and school supplies for a donation of only $5 for each bag.  Last year over 100 bags were filled and the families raved about the high quality of the goods.  This year we hope to serve even more families. Proceeds go toward the free to the public All People’s Day Diversity Festival held in Delray Beach in March.  Families attending get a fantastic buy for their kids and feel good about contributing to this free community event that celebrates everyone’s diversity. A touching example of how this event resonates with the community is the account of a woman and her grandson who arrived wheeling an upright shopping basket.  The grandmother told us that she had recently lost her job because she was having terrible pains in her legs and back and could no longer perform the work.  Her three grandkids that lived with her and her daughter were in need of clothes for school. Since her daughter was also out of work and unable to find another job this family was on an extremely tight budget.  They filled two bags with great clothes for all three kids and thanked us profusely as the grandson wheeled the basket home.