As winter winds down and spring hints at making an appearance, now is the time to donate those clothing items that are no longer being worn and help someone in need at the same time. Spectra Venue Management and the Owensboro Convention Center are proud to partner with Kentucky Legend for the Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive.
“The Owensboro Convention Center is always looking for ways to work with our partners to help the community,” said General Manager Laura Alexander.
Beginning March 1 through Friday, March 29, people are encouraged to bring any gently worn clothing, shoes, or accessories in newborn to adult sizes to the Owensboro Convention Center. Donation boxes will be set up near the front desk inside the Convention Center Lobby. All donations received from the Kentucky Legend Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive will benefit the Daniel Pitino Shelter for Homeless Families and St. Benedict’s Emergency Shelter for Men.
“Now is the time of year when everyone is cleaning out their homes and closets, so Kentucky Legend thought we could help our friends at St. Benedict’s and the Daniel Pitino Shelter all at the same time,” said Brooklyn Maple, Brand Director for Kentucky Legend. “These organizations provide so much care for our community, and it was important to us to show support for them as well. We’re excited to help facilitate this simple opportunity to give back”
For the last several years the Owensboro Convention Center and Spectra have partnered with Kentucky Legend to provide a winter clothing drive requesting donations of jackets. This year, the drive has been tailored for spring and summer in an effort to benefit all parties involved.
“There is nothing better than starting the summer months with a cleaned out closet,” Maple said. “We are excited to see how much we can provide to the homeless shelters. The reason we did both of those shelters is, we have a great relationship with St. Benedict’s, but we wanted to make sure, if people brought clothes, it wasn’t strictly men’s clothes.”
Alexander said those who make the gracious donation of five or more items will receive a voucher for 50 percent off at the Artisan Café by Kentucky Legend located inside the Owensboro Convention Center. The Café is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday and during special events. For the menu, please click here.