Austin Avenue United Methodist collecting school uniforms for children in need

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 20:43:53-04

A Waco church is doing its part to make sure students start the school year off on the right foot.

Austin Avenue United Methodist is holding its annual School Uniform Drive.

Church members are working to raise enough money to purchase 200 uniforms for the children at West Avenue Elementary School. 

It costs about $18 to clothe a single student. So far, the church has already been able to purchase 100 uniforms for young boys and girls in need.

"They've got their backpacks on and they're just happy to be there," said Jeanette Morris, program coordinator. "I think being dressed nicely gives them the extra feeling of good."

The church has hosted the drive for three years now, and this is their highest goal so far.

To maximize each dollar, the church is asking for monetary donations. Those can be dropped off or mailed to 1300 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701

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