On January 17, 2011, the generous people in our community donated approximately 1330 items, including over 156 scarves/hats/mittens/etc., 609 personal care items, 459 food items, and 87 art supplies, all for the Urbandale Food Pantry to distribute. Financial contributions for the Pantry totaled $147. Also donated, were 19 coats and sweatshirts that were given to the Urbandale Clothes Closet.
Over 115 volunteers brought in donated items. Ten to fifteen volunteers knitted scarves and hats on site throughout the event, and eight volunteers helped at the front table, counted, packed, and delivered items to the Urbandale Food Pantry and the Urbandale Clothes Closet after the event.
Thank you for supporting our community and the Martin Luther King National Day of Service! Start collecting and knitting for next January!
*** Special thanks to the Urbandale Public Library for providing space for this event every year and for its “Food for Fines” program that collects additional items for the Urbandale Food Pantry after the event closes for the day. ***