‘Warm-up dreams’ by donating new, gently used sweatshirts to PAME

Central Illinois Newsday

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — In the giving spirit of the holidays, Performing Arts Master Classes and Events (PAME) is hoping you’ll consider donating new or gently used sweatshirts to kids in our local community. PAME is an organization where youth learn about leadership skills and charitable actions through the arts; by participating in the development and production of charity events. Children will become advocates for positive change in our community. 

Director, Carolina Huser said Monday, “we give young children and teenagers a voice in philanthropy through the arts.”

Huser said hope is the ultimate gift, and sweatshirts are a comfortable clothing piece, which provides relief and satisfaction.

“Especially for young children, to give them hope that things are going to get better, you have people supporting you, you have people who care about you. Things are going to get better.”

carolina huser

Below are a list of collection sites for sweatshirt drop offs:

Carolina Huser (Peoria Friendship House)
800 NE Madison 
Phone Number. 812 786 1636

Nayeli Gonzalez
6806 N Water Oak Dr.
Edwards, IL.

Elle & Elle Salon
7044 N University St., Peoria, IL.

Hacienda El Mirador
5805 N Humboldt Ave, Peoria IL.

Art. Inc.
919 NE Jefferson St, Peoria, IL.
8:45 am – 4pm Mon-Fri
10:00 am- 2pm on Saturday

If tangible donations are not an option, PAME is also accepting financial contributions.

Donations are being collected from now until December 1, 2020.

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