By Kent Larsen
Reno Stake Hosts 'Recycled Clothing Fair'
RENO, NEVADA -- Back-to-school shopping can be daunting, especially for
Carmen Perez who was shopping for 19 grandchildren. However her job was made
easier and less expensive by a trip to the Recycled Clothing Fair hosted by
the Reno Nevada Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Stake started the program six years ago for church members but has
expanded it to include anyone in the community. The event had more than 550
visitors in the first 90 minutes and organizers expected 200 more before the
three-hour fair would end.
An estimated 500 to 750 church members contributed to the fair. Even though
the church asks the same people to donate clothing for the event every year,
there never seems to be a shortage of contributions, said Nancy Lund, a
member of the congregation. "Even people who are taking clothes have given
things that don't fit anymore, so it truly is recycling," said Rick Lund,her
husband. More than 175 volunteers helped with the fair.
Church clothing fair lets community shop for back-to-school clothes
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By Ronnie Lynn: Reno Gazette-Journal