422 East Broad Street
Have you been using your quarantine to clean out your closets? Are you channeling your inner Marie Kondo? On Wednesday, June 3, from 7:30am-2:30pm, we invite you to drop off clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedding, stuffed animals and small plastic toys on the tarp in front of the Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street. All goods will be sorted and shipped by A & E Clothing Corp. to second hand stores in the U.S., Central and South America and Haiti.
Proceeds benefit the Y’s financial assistance program which ensures that no one who is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship and lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay for Y programs or memberships. The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs. Given the current economic situation, we anticipate the need to be great once the Y is able to reopen.