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Dress-A-Child Gearing Up To Help Children In Tuscarawas County

July 18 - September 5

Dress-A-Child is gearing up for another year of making new school clothing available to children in Tuscarawas County who meet the program’s guidelines. Since Covid made its appearance in 2020, Dress-A-Child has partnered with “Tuff Bags” and “Blessings In A Backpack” for distribution to those children. For everyone’s safety, the program will operate the same way this year. Last year, Dress-A-Child distributed 1471 gift cards worth $45.00 each. Those numbers are comparable to 2018 when Dress-A-Child provided 1348 children with vouchers worth $50 each. Dress-A-Child volunteers know the need for the assistance it provides remains the same or possibly has even increased with the current economic situation. Donations, unfortunately, have not kept pace with the demand. Dress-A-Child is the beneficiary of a $25,000.00 grant from the trust of a local couple. During the past two years, this grant has provided almost a third of the program’s funds used for vouchers/gift cards while donations from individuals, churches, and companies have dwindled. Dress-A-Child is operated strictly by volunteers who provide their own postage, printing, and mailing supplies, as well as any other miscellaneous supplies that may be needed throughout the year. Donations to the program may be made payable to Dress-A-Child and mailed to 1210 Winkler Drive, Dover, OH  44622.


July 18
September 5