Monthly giveaway draws large crowd
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured are 72 used dressers and end tables donated to the event by the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. All were given away.
About 70 Tamaqua residents came out to receive donations during the Tamaqua Volunteer groups second monthly Tamaqua Community Drop-Off and Free Giveaway held Saturday.
Donated items included clothing, toys, tools, small appliances, electronics, furniture, recliner, televisions, desks and even a large 50-inch television.
In addition, 72 used dressers and end tables were donated by the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the giveaway.
"Any type of clean, smell-free donations are greatly appreciated," said event organizer and group president Andrew Leibenguth. "The giveaway isn't limited to low income residents and anyone with a 18252 zip code can come and receive items."
The next drop-off and giveaway day is Saturday September 22. Donations can be dropped-off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the storage facility next to Schickram's Car Wash (Rose Street) in Tamaqua. All items will then be given free to Tamaqua residents via a simple lottery-style drawing.
Any Tamaqua resident wanting to receive donations is encouraged to be there by 9 a.m. for the donation giveaway scheduled at 9:15 a.m. In case of rain or chance of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, September 23.
For more information, message Leibenguth on Facebook or call (570) 668-1234. Leibenguth is thankful for all the donators and volunteers, as well as Thorn's Cycles for donating the use of the storage area for the event.