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Santa Clara County Reentry Resource Center Holds Clothing Donation Drive April 29 as part of National Reentry Week

Clothing donations to help clients prepare for employment, transition into the community
 WHAT:
The Santa Clara County Reentry Resource Center invites the public to support its clothing donation drive to resupply its clothes closest. Donations may benefit hundreds of clients served by the center, who are in need of casual clothing and professional wear to help them prepare for employment as they transition back into the community.

DONATIONS WISH LIST:
·         Men’s clothing, including casual and professional/work wear
·         Men’s coats and rain coats
·         New toiletry and hygiene products
·         New underwear and socks
·         Gently used backpacks and bag
·         Bicycle locks
 
WHEN:
Friday, April 29, 2016, 1 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Drop off Location: Parking lot, corner of Mission St. and San Pedro St., behind the Reentry Resource Center
151 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
 
WHY:
The Reentry Resource Center serves over 5,000 clients per year, who need employment to put their lives together.  National Reentry Week, April 24-April 30, 2016, is an opportunity for the public to make donations of new and gently used clothes, and hygiene items.  The public’s generosity allows the center’s Clothes Closet to effectively assist people working their way back into the community as they try to secure employment and be self-sufficient.   
 
The Reentry Resource Center is a one-stop location which offers: intake and needs assessment; alcohol and drug treatment and care; counseling; resources to the faith communities; employment services; food assistance/distribution (Medi-Cal and CalFresh application support); life skills classes; peer mentoring; housing assistance; General Assistance benefits; health care referral – medical and mental health services; case management; and the Clothes Closet.
 
Donations are always needed, and can be dropped off at the Reentry Resource Center on Fridays, 12 noon -3:30 p.m.
 
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Media Contact: Laurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa, County Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119.
Posted:  April 25, 2016
Last updated: 6/22/2017 12:51 PM