Georgetown – Aggie Sarcia of Georgetown and her family are going to have to find a new place to park their cars during the month of May. Beginning May 1st, the Sarcia’s will once again be hosting a clothing drive to benefit the 2021 North Shore Cancer WALK. Part of Team Kathie Mitchell for more than 15 years, the group decided to start a clothing drive a few years ago and last year because of the pandemic the group collected well over 1,300 bags of clothing.
Due to the pandemic the collection point was moved to the Sarcia’s house in Georgetown last year and their basement was so full of donations they couldn’t walk in it for several months. It took four people 6 hours to move all of the donations from the basement to the garage. Because she would “do anything to help Kathie,” Aggie, her husband Richard, and their children Dani and Ricky agreed to have their home serve as the drop-off point again this year with the only caveat being that this year the donation period was shorten to just over a month.
Properly secured bags of clothing can be dropped off in front of the Sarcia’s garage door at 7 Sawmill Way in Georgetown. In inclement weather, bags can be left on the front porch. Drop off dates are from Saturday, May 1st to Friday, June 4th. On June 5th a truck will pick up all of the donations. The team then receives a check from the company that collects the clothes based on the weight of the donation. All types of clothing, shoes, belts, purses, scarves, linens, bedspreads, blankets, towels, curtains, drapes, sheets, etc. are accepted. Furniture, books, children’s toys, etc. are not accepted. All proceeds will directly benefit the 2021 Cancer WALK. The team, which has raised more than $350,000 since the last 17 years, will also offer pick-up service on the North Shore.