STAR Center to Host Clothes Exchange
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - S.T.A.R. Youth Services Center is hosting its first “Back to School Clothes Exchange” event at Mayfield High School. The event will allow parents and guardians of Mayfield students to shop for school shoes, clothing, and school supplies.
The S.T.A.R Center is asking for the public’s help to make the event a success. Individuals are asked to donate new and gently used clothing and shoes in current styles to be given away to financially challenged families within the Mayfield Independent school district. New and gently used school supplies will also be accepted to help children in need.
Donations will be accepted at the S.T.A.R. Youth Services inside Mayfield High School from Aug. 13-17 during school hours or by appointment. The Center requests that people donate items that are current in style and teen appropriate. All items need to be clean and free of damage and stains.
After all donated are sorted, parents and guardians of any student within the district may shop for needed items at Mayfield High School Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 8:15 am-10:15 am, Wednesday, Aug. 22 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, and Thursday, Aug. 23, 4 pm-6:00 pm.
After the shopping opportunity is completed, the center will keep what they have space enough to store and use for students throughout the year. The remainder will be donated. The Annie Gardner Foundation, J.U. Kevil Thrift Store, and Goodwill each are of great assistance to the center throughout the year. Local consignment shops, such as Abundant Treasures and Our Little Secret Consignment Shops also offer much help to the children of Mayfield Independent Schools.
Also throughout the year, items may be donated on behalf of the S.T.A.R. Youth Services Center to Goodwill, Abundant Treasures, or Our Little Secret and they will give the center store credit for students to use if referred by the center. Each location has specific guidelines as to what they will accept.
The S.T.A.R. Youth Services Center serves students by trying to work with them and their families to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity in the classroom. The center strives to remove barriers students encounter though out their education and therefore have an easier transition into adult life.
For any questions or for more information, please call the center at 247-7256.