In January, St. Giles’ received a letter from two staff members of Medomak Valley High School that began:
“John wears the same pants to school every day – and has since he was in the 7th grade. The bottoms of them hang several inches above his ripped sneakers whose soles flap as he walks. Jane wears bulky sweatshirts to school to hide the fact that her body is changing and she does not have the proper undergarments she needs. How can the school help these kids?”
Their answer was to convert the old school store into a used clothing closet, with clothing free to anyone who wants or needs it. The clothing closet opened in February and the school has let us know that they are overflowing with much-needed clothing.
St. Giles’ delivered many, many bags of clothing to Medomak High School, and the staff there were very grateful for our donation! Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in this good work! We will no longer be collecting clothing for Medomak Valley High School.
If you would like to make a donation of money, which will be used for new undergarments, please send a check made out to MSAD#40 with “clothing closet” in the memo line directly to Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine 04572.