Mary Alice Reporting – A yearly assistance program is in need of donations to help get clothing into the hands of Tuscarawas County children.

Dress-A-Child provides clothing gift cards and last year, the organization distributed 1471 cards worth $45 each.

The need to provide assistance this year remains and donations have not kept pace with that demand. Dress-A-Child does receive a $25,000 grant from the trustee of a local couple; however, individual, church, and business contribution has decreased.

The group is asking the community to aid in their work to provide school clothing for qualified kindergarten through 12th-grade children.

For this year, the group has partnered with Tuff Bags and Blessings in a Backpack for distribution purposes, which means that there is no registration. Instead, at the start of school, students who receive a weekend food bag/backpack will have a one-time gift card for clothing.

Dress-A-Child is asking for donor support and monetary contribution can be mailed to the non-profit at 1210 Winkler Drive, Dover, OH 44622.

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