The second annual Perry Helping Perry auction is Oct. 15 at McKinley Eagles.
PERRY TWP. – It’s been two years since Perry Helping Perry opened its Clothes Closet in a storefront in the center of the township.
Since then, the former hardware store at 5038 Tuscarawas St. W, has been transformed into a bright, well-stocked repository of secondhand clothes, shoes and accessories for the young and old.
Volunteer Nancy Weirich, who heads up the Clothes Closet, said the number of people they are serving has grown tremendously since the store was moved from its former location at Richville United Church of Christ, which it had outgrown. At around 2,000 square feet, the store more than tripled the amount of space of the former site.
More than 600 families in the Perry community visit the store each month to take away a supply of clothing and other household items such as toiletries, dish soap and other cleaning supplies.