Saydee Resnik of Irwin really likes back-to-college purchasing.
This 12 months, the growing senior at Hempfield Location Superior Faculty is sharing her enthusiasm by arranging a apparel giveaway for higher faculty-age ladies Aug. 6 at Pazaz Christian Dance Academy in Greensburg.
Shopping hrs will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the studio at 500 Chestnut St.
The challenge experienced its roots in a personalized essay Resnik wrote for a freshman seminar class.
“I assumed about particular points I liked, and I like back again-to-college searching,” she explained. “This calendar year, I preferred to be sure that other girls felt very good about by themselves when they ended up heading again to school, as perfectly.”
Saydee’s mom, Johna Resnik, served to manage the challenge.
The pair begun soliciting donations of new and gently employed girl’s apparel in December by distributing flyers and passing the word on Fb. The response was frustrating.
“We have an total basement full of garments,” Johna stated. “I advised my son he’s likely to have to go out of his place rather shortly.”
Items to be offered away contain clothing for all seasons: shorts, pants, tops, dresses, sweatshirts and sweaters, along with some sneakers, pajamas, scarves, bags and purses. Clothes dimensions run from further tiny to 2XL.
Lisa Waryanka, operator of Salon Boutique in Jeannette, also donated makeup bags.
Everything is in good form and will be sorted by classification and dimension.
“Saydee has put in countless hrs in the basement sorting,” Johna said. “We created confident there is not a hole, there is not a snag, not a stain, in any of the issues we’re offering out.”
The Resniks have experienced aid from personnel of the UPS hub in New Stanton and Saydee’s fellow users of the Hempfield cheer group.
“On Saturday, the cheerleaders will be there to assist the girls to decide out the outfits that they want,” Saydee claimed.
Johna’s father, John Johnson of Irwin, will assemble racks for the clothes to dangle on.
“He’s our charity sidekick for all of our functions,” she reported.
Mother and daughter have organized other giveaways, together with a backpack distribution at Norwin Christian Church.
They selected Pazaz for the Aug. 6 giveaway because of its place and due to the fact Saydee formerly danced there and owner, Toni Bazala, is a household close friend.
“We’ve accomplished functions in Norwin, but we did not consider there have been a entire good deal of youngsters who necessary this out there,” Johna stated. “We had been striving to assume of a put that persons could walk to. There are a great deal of people in Greensburg who could essentially stroll to Pazaz if they experienced to.”
The Resniks to begin with requested opportunity customers to sign up for the giveaway, but walk-ins are welcome.
“We questioned for sign-ups to get an notion of the sizing we required, so we could accommodate every person,” Johna claimed. “We’ll be there until finally there are no outfits left we will by no means transform anybody absent.”
If there are leftovers, she said, “We’re imagining about accomplishing a speedy post on Fb to open up it up once again for a couple of hours on Sunday, just to see what we can get rid of from there.”
If clothing stays soon after that, they’ll glance for a location to donate it.
Details and registration for the event is offered at signupgenius.com or by emailing [email protected]