Give off your back and off the rack to New Mexico Christian Children's Home

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By Kirsten Laskey

It’s normal to see hand-me-down clothes in a closet. But ,what if  used clothing was the only thing hanging in your closet?

The Christian Church, along with the Church of Christ and Calvary Church, are working to ensure that the children in the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales aren’t faced with a wardrobe full of previously worn clothing.

Throughout this month, these churches are hosting a clothing drive that includes both used and new clothing.

Rev. Ben Partin said the message is to “give off your back and off the rack.”

New clothes are important, he said, because “we figured with these kids, they probably get a lot of hand-me-downs. We thought it would be nice to give them new stuff, because everybody likes to get new stuff.”

Clothes can be dropped off in a bin at participating churches or at bins located at CB Fox department store and at Beall’s department store.

Clothes need to be donated by April 7. The donations will be delivered to the children’s home April 9-10.

Partin said it was decided that a spring clothing drive would be hosted because many people give to these children during Christmas time and during the back-to-school season.

The churches wanted to give during a time when people do not usually donate.

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