Clothing drive kicks off at Agawam Congregational Church to help the homeless

Hampden County

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Socks, shirts and underwear are all things we may take for granted, but some don’t have that luxury.  

Agawam Congregational Church kicked off a month-long clothing drive Sunday morning to help the Springfield Rescue Mission collect clothing items for the homeless. 

The church has a specific mission every month, and this month begins with Undie Sunday collecting necessary items for people in need. 

“These are basically men who don’t have basic items like socks or underwear so this is a way we can help,” church member Joan Hauser said. 

Sunday was also a day of giving for the Boy Scouts. Members of Troop 82 took part in mass as a way of saying thank you to the church for letting them hold their weekly meetings. 

The troop’s headmaster said Religion has a big role in the Boy Scouts. 

“In the scout oath, there are promises to God. So to be humbled and God honored that’s important to the Boy Scouts,” Headmaster Bob Majewski said. 

The clothing donation will continue every Sunday for the rest of February. 

Anyone who would like to donate is encouraged to call 413-786-7111.

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