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Clothing drive underway to help Citrus Heights homeless

Clothing Drive, HART
A donation bin sits inside the Citrus Heights Police Department to collect items for a clothing drive. // Image courtesy, Diane Ebbitt-Riehle

Sentinel staff report–
A clothing drive is currently underway through the end of April to benefit the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team’s annual winter sanctuary, which provides a rotating shelter for area homeless.

Diane Ebbitt-Riehle, the clothing drive’s organizer, said she spearheaded the effort after volunteering for HART’s winter shelter and learning that the cots provided to homeless guests were getting old and breaking. Through a partnership with California Clothing Recyclers and eight local businesses and agencies, she said clothing donations will be redeemed for a per-pound price and HART will receive a check at the end of the drive to be used for purchasing new cots for the next seasonal shelter.

Community members are asked to donate wearable clothing that is gently used, as well as shoes, linens, towels, hats, belts, and purses. Stuffed animals can also be donated, but pillows cannot.

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Through April 27, 2019, items can be dropped off at any of the following eight locations:

  • Walt’s Auto Service – 7549 Auburn Blvd.
  • Bauer’s Carwash & Quick Fixx Windshield Repair – 5927 San Juan Ave.
  • Citrus Heights PD – 6315 Fountain Square Drive
  • City Hall – 6360 Fountain Square Drive
  • Citrus Heights Community Center – 6300 Fountain Square Drive
  • Citrus Heights Water District – 6230 Sylvan Rd.
  • Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church – 5839 Dewey Drive
  • Auburn Oaks Senior Living – 7501 Sunrise Blvd.

Those seeking more information are invited to call Diane Ebbitt-Riehle at (916) 257-4421.

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