Collection boxes have been placed around Columbia for Columbia Association’s (CA) 5th annual clothing drive organized by CA’s Youth and Teen Center and its Teen Outreach Committee.
Collection boxes have been stationed at:
all 10 village community association buildings
Columbia Art Center (located at 6100 Foreland Garth in the Long Reach Village Center)
Youth and Teen Center @ The Barn (located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center)
- Eggspectation restaurant (6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City)
The collection boxes will remain at these facilities through Friday, Nov. 29. Those donating can bring in new and gently used clothes, shoes and accessories, including but not limited to ties, belts, hosiery, hats, gloves, pocketbooks and jewelry.
These donated items will then be distributed to community members in need on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both distribution days will be held at The Barn, which is located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center.
Youth who are interested in earning community service hours by assisting with the collection, sorting, set-up and distribution should contact Safire Windley at Safire.Windley@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-992-3726.
About CA’s Youth and Teen Center
The Youth and Teen Center (YTC) at The Barn is a fun, safe way for teens and pre-teens to socialize and participate in recreational and educational programs. Columbia and Howard County kids ages 9 to 18 are welcomed year round with after-school, summertime and some weekend activities and programs that are designed to promote self-esteem and to develop life skills. The YTC is located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. For more information on the YTC, go to ColumbiaAssociation.org/YTCatTheBarn or call 410-992-3726.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a master planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.