Steve’s Auto and HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire faced off to see which business could collect the most clothing donations for the “Free Clothes for Kids” program.
Started by B-Thrifty, the program called Project B-Green helps families in need by providing a voucher for six pieces of clothing per child, for children under eight years old.
Children are able to receive the vouchers once every three months.
Each shop has a donation bin on-site where residents can drop off gently used clothing items, which are collected and sent to B-Thrifty. The proceeds of those donations are what fund the clothing vouchers. Both shops are located in Woodbridge.
Between the two shops, 12,987 pounds of clothing have been collected over the past two years. For every two pounds of clothing collected, one child receives a voucher.
That means that in the past two years Steve’s and HomeTowne have been able to help 1,082 children through this program.
“We’re proud to be able to help our community and children in need, by having the donation boxes at our shop. This is one of the many ways that we’re involved in giving back to the community, and we’re glad that B-Thrifty offers a program like this,” said Steve’s Owner ST Billingsley.
For more information about the program, click here.