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Clothing giveaway open to the public in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS and Louisville's mayor announced an opportunity that will help hundreds of Louisville families on Wednesday.

For the next two Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families can go to the Clothing Assistance Program office which is right behind Central High School's football stadium on South 15th Street.

Families will be given six large bags and 15 minutes to take what they can carry. The Clothing Assistance Program, or CAP, helps clothe thousands of students and their families each year.

For Lorie Swanks, money is tight. Not having to spend cash on clothing, means more money can go towards paying bills and putting food on the table for her 9 year-old daughter. 

"She's outgrowing her clothes and I didn't really have any money to get any new clothes, it was very beneficial," said Swanks.

But this drive is not just for families with Jefferson County Public Schools. Mayor Greg Fischer and school officials announced two upcoming clothing giveaways are open to the public in Louisville. 

"We've been so thankful for how much donations and everything we've received in, and we know there are so many families out there who are still in need," said Heather Wampler, 15th District PTA President.

Hundreds of families are expected to attend the Take What You Can Tote Drives. That means a lot of volunteers are also needed. The CAP office is filled with boxes of clothing that need to be sorted, plus a warehouse full of clothing still needs to be organized. Volunteers will also be needed on the days of the drives. 

"The folks here at CAP need your help," said Mayor Greg Fischer. "The donations have been generous, so there's a lot of stuff, a lot of good clothes, but the clothes require separation and organization for the event this Saturday and next."

Take What You Can Tote Clothing Giveaways
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday December 13
Saturday December 20
319 South 15th Street (Behind Central High School's football stadium)

Interested volunteers can call 485-3535 or 485-3506.

Any family in need is welcome to shop at Take What You Can Tote, even if their children have received assistance from the program earlier this school year.

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