The weather is starting to turn and we just had our first frost! Finally, it’s time to turn over our winter closets! Should you find yourself with items you no longer need, consider donating to our first Annual Winter Clothing Drive to benefit Linkages to Learning at JoAnne Leleck Elementary at Broad Acres!

Linkages to Learning is a school-based collaboration among the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Public Schools and a community-based service providers.  “YMCA Youth & Family Services is the proud provider of the Linkages to Learning program at JoAnn Leleck at BAES.   The program provides accessible services to at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community. Prevention and early intervention services include health, mental health, social services and educational support.

Items accepted: Winter Coats,  Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Boots, Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Pajamas, Pants, Fleece, Socks, etc! Basically, if it’s warm and in great condition, it’ll happily find a new home this winter! Please only consider donating items that are in great to excellent condition. Please do not donate items that missing buttons, have stains or tears. Our neighbors deserve the best too. Afterall, we’re a good looking community if you ask me!

Silver Spring Cares will be hitting the streets to collect your donations. Simply place your clean and gently used donations in a bag and place on your porch for pick up. Sign up here when you’re ready for pick up. You’ll receive a confirmation email once your pick up is on our schedule.

Thank you for helping to ensure all Silver Spring residents have a warm and healthy winter season!