Law hosts charity clothing drive and sale

Jonathan Law High School student members of the Keyette Club organized their 2nd annual charity clothing drive at their school which kicked off on April 11 and will run through May 13.

Their mission is to collect gently used clothing from the students and faculty from the school as well as Meadowside Elementary and Live Oaks Elementary Schools. All the clothes will later be sold for $1 or less per item at a clothing tag sale on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jonathan Law High School.

The proceeds from the clothing sale will benefit The Toy Closet at Bridgeport Hospital, which purchases toys and other items to help comfort hospitalized children.

Sisters and organizers Madison Laezzo and Gianna Laezzo wanted to get involved in community service as well inspire others to do the same.

"This is our way of giving back to a community which has been very good to us,” they said in a press release. “Last year's clothing drive and tag sale was an amazing experience for us. It was wonderful meeting and getting to know some of the great people in our community who came out to support our cause. We were so impressed with their generosity and kindness. Without our community's support our event would not have been a success."

They said they appreciate the support of their principal, Fran Thompson, and Keyette advisor, Doreen Jaekle, as well as the other Keyettes.

The students are inviting all in the community to come on down and shop with them Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m to 3 p.m, rain or shine in the old gym at Jonathan Law High School.