New and gently used uniform donations are now being accepted by School Connections, a program of Christmas Connection Inc. that provides school uniforms and clothing to children from low-income families.
With the transition to a year-round school calendar by Oklahoma City Public Schools, inventory is low and students will still need uniforms through the summer months.
Solid color polo-style shirts in assorted colors without logos and khaki pants, shorts, and skirts are needed, according to a news release. Seasonal clothing for students at schools without a uniform policy are also needed in all styles and sizes from preschool to adult.
Sports shoes and tennis shoes in all sizes are always in demand. All shoes styles are accepted.
Students eligible for School Connections are screened and referred directly by the school.
Additionally, Christmas Connection will accept lost and found items remaining at the end of the school year. Volunteers assist in laundering the items and then are made available to families served by Christmas Connection. Locations such as health clubs, churches and others that have lost and found items also may donate.
Christmas Connection is open year-round and also has a crisis relief program to provide essential items to families in need due to storms or fire and are uninsured. The program accepts new and gently used household items including linens, towels, cookware, dishes, small appliances and decorative items. Clothing in all sizes is always needed.
Donations of uniforms or other items can be dropped off at the Christmas Connection Store at 5728 S May or at any Quik Print location in the metro. For specific addresses and information, go to www.christmas