Bins for Bottoms: Lincoln City Clothing Drive Underway
Lincoln City – Oceanlake Elementary and the North County HELP Center are teaming up to do a clothing drive for local low income family students. “We are hoping for donations of pants, underwear, and socks for students in need of clothing at Oceanlake Elementary. North County has high numbers of students experiencing homelessness. New bottoms such as pants, underwear, and socks, are very helpful to keep our kids in fresh, clean clothing while at school,” says Shelly Kingston, North County HELP Student Advocate.
Collection bins are ready to go at these community partners:
Beach Baby Resale (929 NW U.S. 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367),
Roby’s Lincoln City (6255 US-101, Lincoln City, OR 97367),
Oceanlake Elementary School (2420 NE 22nd St, Lincoln City, OR 97367) and Old Navy (1500 SE East Devils Lake Rd, Lincoln City, OR 97367).
According to Heather Nerup, Health and Records at Oceanlake Elementary, “Providing a change of clean pants, underwear, and socks helps students to quickly get back to class allowing learning to continue without disruptions. Parents who are unable to get to school due to transportation challenges are also greatly appreciative that their children are not waiting in the health room for clean clothing to arrive from home. Often, without the change of clothing being available at school, students have long waits for clothing or end up needing to leave school. Having a clean change of clothing ensures students have the ability to return to class promptly.”