Donate clothes for children's school needs
Operation Attack, an ecumenical ministry, is collecting back-to-school clothing for needy children.
The volunteer ministry that has been helping Pinellas County families south of Ulmerton Road for 10 years wants to offer each child three outfits of new or gently used clothing.
The organization used to be able to fill its needs through donations from the more than 20 congregations that support it, but the need has exceeded the supply.
There is a particular need for boys' clothing, and cash donations also are accepted. Especially needed are teen boys' pants and shorts, sizes 8-18; toddler boys' pants and shorts, sizes 3T to 6T; girls' clothing sizes 8-14; girls' toddler sizes 2T- 6T; girls' and boys' underwear, sizes 4-16, and socks of all sizes.
Take donations to Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd Ave., S, St. Petersburg, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (727) 822-0784 to confirm that someone is there to accept donations.
Author to speak on 'reparative therapy'
Marc Adams, author and executive director of Heartstrong, a nonsectarian organization reaching out to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, will speak about his experience with "reparative therapy" at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 719 Arlington Ave. N, at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Adams is the author of eight books, including his award-winning autobiography, The Preacher's Son, five collections of poetry, and The Dos & Don'ts of Dealing with the Religious Right. Call (727) 898-3294.