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Reader's Exchange | by Linda D. Cole and Ingrid L. Kohler

Reader Exchange | by Linda D. Cole and Ingrid L. Kohler

Reader Exchange: Men's clothing donations in demand

Here we sit, poised on the cusp of June, the month when the Florida summer heat starts getting serious and, we hope, the rainy season kicks into refreshing gear.

A while back, David Covert asked about agencies that accept gently used men's clothing suitable for job interviews. David thoughtfully provided us with some of the responses he received, and we're sharing them with you in case you'd like to file them away for future reference. Not all of the agencies stipulate that the clothing be business wear, but all of them need clothing for men.

• ASAP Homeless Service, 423 11th Ave. S, St. Petersburg; (727) 823-5665; Karen Butler, director.

• YWCA of Tampa Bay, 655 Second Ave. S, downtown St. Petersburg; (727) 896-4629, ext. 31; will pick up.

• Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 5625 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park; (727) 545-8282.

• Countryside Baptist Church, 2525 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater; (727) 726-2550.

• Suncoast Goodwill Rehabilitation Center, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg; (727) 523-1423, ext. 1515; Chris Neilson, director.

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Caroline Brown, program coordinator at the High Point Neighborhood Family Center, recently let us know some of the center's needs as it opens its new facility. Free summer classes begin on June 16, and with the sewing class likely to be one of the most popular, plenty of "stuff" needs to be stocked.

Oh, you want us to define our terms? Okay, stuff would be working sewing machines, material, notions, patterns (especially New Look and Simplicity), sewing scissors, patches and embellishments, irons and ironing boards. After Sunday supplies may be sent or delivered to the new location, 5812 N 150th Ave. N, Clearwater, FL 33760, or call (727) 533-0730.

Thoughts of summer classes lead naturally to those of summer camp. Fiance Buck needs, before the end of June, a large butterfly kite in any condition and/or any items decorated with butterflies. They are needed for a children's summer camp. Please call (727) 345-3437 if you can help.

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Fred Belanger of New Port Richey needs your guidance. Fred owns an Elmo AS-T automatic slide projector (a 1970 unit made in Japan, with the as-t number 10760) that needs to have its lenses placed in the proper order. They fell out while Fred was changing the bulb, and while he has all four lenses, he doesn't know the order in which they go.

Fred needs to get his pictures sorted out so he can put them on a disc and give a copy of that disc to each of his children. Please call (727) 815-3770, and if you reach the answering machine, leave your name and number and Fred will return your call.

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Mildred Vinas of Pinellas Park would like to have, even just borrow, the children's book The Real Story of a Real Doll, by Violet Moore Higgins. It was published by Robert M. McBride and Co. in 1929. Please call (727) 546-2166.

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Elizabeth Cooper is recycling two Panasonic dot matrix, 24-pin printers, continuous feed, still working well. The printers, models KXP1180 and KXP1124, are, like Aesop's tortoise, slow, but reliable. Please call (727) 443-3084.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731 or e-mail cole@sptimes.com. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers.

Reader Exchange: Men's clothing donations in demand 05/30/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2008 4:30am]
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