Band Boosters hosting clothing drive

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[DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Boro Band Boosters are hosting a clothing drive fundraiser Monday to support the organization and its family of students.

Residents and community members are invited to drop off new or gently used mens, womens and childrens clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, coats, jackets, bed and bath linens and more between noon and 4 p.m. Monday, July 13 at 1226 Fleming Ave.

“The clothing drive is a fundraiser for the band. This year it has been really tough because many of our fundraisers are not happening because a lot of them are Give Back Nights affiliated with restaurants or they are held through the school so we are trying to do the clothing drive to raise some funds for the band,” President Michele Haugh said.

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“We are going to be social distancing our volunteers, the kids from the band who come and help. Normally it is just a free-for-all and everyone is welcome to come, but [this time] we’re spacing everyone out in shifts to keep it safe and social distancing.

“It is usually very successful and I am hoping with everyone being at home and doing their cleanouts we’ll be just as successful or better.”

According to Susan Mammano, the current coronavirus pandemic posed various challenges to coordinating the drive.

“We’ve had to postpone it a couple of times because of the COVID-19 situation and then we had to also change the location because typically it is done at the school with band students volunteering but [right now] we can’t use school property … so one of the other band moms agreed to let us use her property,” she said.

“This year is a little different because the company we’re using [B & B Management Co.] is taking some different things than the one we have used … stuffed animals and bicycles and strollers as well. 

“The other company we have used had to cancel because the coronavirus situation affected their business so we found a local company out of Freehold so we could continue.”

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