A ministry of the Goodland Baptist Church is planning a way to help provide clothing for needy children who live in the South Newton School Corporation area.
Organizers of the program, Wanda Johnson and Diane Hopkins, spoke to the Kentland Rotary Feb. 23 about the endeavor.
“It will be called The Dressing Room and we will be located in downtown Goodland,” said Hopkins. “The new and slightly used clothing will be free for children from newborns to through high school age.”
The Dressing Room will be open the first and third Saturdays of the month and it will be operating strictly on donations. It is operated by five board members and run by volunteers with a passion to help children.
“Use of the building will be rent-free thanks to the Goodland Town Council,” said Hopkins. “We are accepting donations now of all kinds. So far we have seen a good response from churches, organizations and businesses. We are still going to need volunteers and we are unsure of the utility cost.”
The Dressing Room’s anticipated date to open for business is June 1 but could open up earlier.
Caption: Shown from left at the Kentland Rotary meeting are Wanda Johnson and Dianne Hopkins.