The Seneca, MD Stake of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day-Saints (LDS) sponsored a clothing drive activity on Saturday, November 10 from 9 am to 4 pm.
All of the clothes and donations that were dropped off at the Chapel filled 9 classrooms. 28 tables with category signs were set up to help sort the clothes by gender and age group.
“Crews” were formed to assist with different portions of the effort. “Assemblers” unfolded and taped empty boxes for packing. “Distributors” picked up bags of clothes (as received from donors), opened them, and delivered the clothes, one item at a time to a different sorter table, based upon gender and age group. “Sorters” confirmed serviceability of item, confirmed gender and age group of clothing article and then folded and packed the item into a box. “Boxers” picked up the boxes from the sorters as they were filled, then taped the boxes closed, and labeled all 4 sides of the box.
“Transporters” then hauled the boxes via dollies and rolling 4-wheel carts, to the trailers. “Counters” stationed at the exit door of the building, kept track of what boxes, by gender and age group were being delivered, and sent them to a particular truck. “Stackers" worked in the trailers and stacked the boxes. “MC,” seated on a chair, on the raised stage, directed operations, answered questions, and barking out commands, while the “Rag Staff” picked up unserviceable clothes from under the tables and took them to the rag pile.
With the commendable efforts of 250 Oakton volunteers, we sorted, packed and loaded 851 boxes and were able to fill two trailers full of donations.