School uniform clothing bank needs help

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – There are plenty of empty shelves at the School Uniform Clothing Bank at the Pearl Street United Methodist Church.

“We are actually missing sizes 6, 7, 8, 10, 12,” Deborah Yunginger, the coordinator of the clothing bank, told ABC 27 News. “It’s upsetting because we can’t send out a order.”

The clothing bank provides new or gently used uniforms for School District of Lancaster students in need.

Yunginger said this school year they’ve already served almost 250 children, which is the most they’ve helped. She said the need keeps growing.

“There was a family and the children at one time were taking turns wearing the uniforms,” she said.

Some of the shelves appear full, but Yunginger said later this year they will be called on again when students are moving into the district.

“We are here throughout the school year to help out because children move, they outgrow (clothes),” she said.

Yunginger is making a push to get more clothes.

“We are looking for toddler and up through men and women sizes,” she said. “I’ve had a request already for 4x men shirts. Students come in all sizes.”

The School Uniform Clothing Bank needs white, navy, and light blue shirts. They are also looking for navy and tan khaki pants.

You can drop off donations at Pearl Street United Methodist Uniform Bank at 133 Pearl Street, Lancaster. You can also give them a call at (717) 393-8892.

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