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October 25, 2012

Angels see increase in those in need

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McGoldrick said struggling families are still in need of gently used clothing, including adult clothing, but there has been a shift to basic necessities of everyday living. She said last year’s Christmas wish lists surprised her with requests for food, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, laundry detergent and other personal care products. 

Members of The Angel Network said because boys tend to wear out their clothing more quickly than girls, boy’s clothing is in higher demand. 

A fundraising committee was launched in 2011. McGoldrick said the main reason for raising cash is to be able to purchase grocery and gas cards. The goal is to also be able to further the children’s educational journey, she added. 

McGoldrick said a mother of a child who needed to attend summer school was not happy that her son had to, so she made him pay for half the costs. The Angel Network paid for the other half and a bus pass, according to McGoldrick. 

This Friday and Saturday, CCS students and their families are invited to two days of free shopping at My Neighbor’s Closet. The event will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baptist Church on Main Street in Hartwick. 

This year, the group is focusing on three fundraisers:

The Angel Network will host Rock the Night Away at Brewery Ommegang on Nov. 2. The event will feature the Round House Rockers. Festivities will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. and the group will be collecting new or gently used hats, mittens and youth and adult size boots. The cost is $20 per person (must be 21 or older to attend). 

A winter dance with the date to be determined. 

The second annual Tot 5k will be held at the Clark Sports Center on June 30.

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