Through August 25, 2021, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury will welcome donations for their 17th annual Back-to-School "Swap and Shop" of school uniform tops and bottoms to be distributed free or at low costs to low-income children throughout Greater Waterbury.
The non-profit non-denominational Acts 4 Ministry will welcome monetary donations plus new or gently-used uniform tops in white, blue (any shade), black or gray, and bottoms in khaki, navy, black and gray. All sizes will be accepted, sizes 6, 8, and larger sizes are especially needed. School accessories especially needed include book bags, lunch bags, rulers, folders, and writing tools.
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. is a charitable organization that assists individuals and families who have suddenly lost their homes to a fire, flood, or other unexpected devastation or upsetting life event. These individuals and families are invited to visit Acts 4 Ministry's Thomaston Avenue boutique shop to personally select, at no charge, clothing, dishes, glassware, furnishings, and items to meet other basic needs.
The organization is dedicated to building relationships with people while providing them with the basics of daily living needs. "Our Acts 4 Ministry volunteer board of directors, staff members, and dozens of volunteers partner with churches, social service agencies, and public schools to help identify and serve people with these needs regardless of their faith, race, creed, or national origin, or their willingness to participate in religious activities," explained Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta.
Acts 4 Ministry's Back-to-School program is one of several of the non-profit organization's ongoing programs to distribute resources to families throughout the area.
Photographed at Acts 4 Ministry's boutique shop during the 2020 "Swap and Shop" Back to School event was Brenda Munoz of Waterbury collecting supplies for her children.
Through Monday, August 25, tax-deductible donations can be brought to the Acts 4 Ministry offices and boutique shop at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cash or other monetary tax-deductible donations can be U.S. Mailed to Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., PO Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704 with a memo "Back to School drive".