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Summit City Festival clothing giveaway

Youth volunteers sorted over 20,000 pounds of clothing to give away.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 8:03 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 8:05 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Some people in the community who are in need are going to have clothes on their back thanks to the youth volunteers at the Albert G. Jennings Recreation Center.

Over 20,000 pounds of clothes and five hundred shoes that were donated will be given away at the 8th annual Summit City Community Festival on August 25. The theme for this year is celebrating life of survivors.

"This festival is a community giving back. We are celebrating life of the survivor. if you've been through anything in life like cancer, terminal illness, prostitution, drugs, prison, and you're still here? That means god has blessed you to be a survivor and you were able to get through life. we want to celebrate with you," organizer Joseph Ayers said.

Jasmine Jenkins is a staff member at Albert G. Jennings Recreation Center, and she’s been volunteering for a couple years with her peers sorting clothes and other donations.

"This is important because this is the community I grew up in. I'm from Fort Wayne, Indiana so just giving back to the community and helping out children and adults that are in need is a wonderful thing to do,"Jenkins said.

Free diapers will also be given away to mothers.
The Summit City Community Festival will be held at McMillen Park on August 25th

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