I am writing to thank the Kennebec Journal for providing coverage of Tabitha’s Closet, a local mission of the Winthrop United Methodist Church.

Tabitha’s Closet provides school supplies and gently used back-to-school clothing to pre-schoolers through high school-age kids. The event held recently served about 300 people, not only from Winthrop and nearby towns, but from locations as far away as Minot and Carthage.

The article, however, contained one small but significant error that I would like to correct: Tabitha’s Closet is not a sale, but a give-away program.

All the items are donated by church and community members and then offered free of charge to anyone who has a need.

Tabitha’s Closet will re-open on Dec. 8, 2012, to offer winter clothing and also toys, games, books, and other Christmas gift items. Gift wrapping also will be available and, again, everything will be free of charge.

Barbara Hamblin


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