Saydee Resnik of Irwin actually likes back-to-school procuring.
This 12 months, the rising senior at Hempfield Space Excessive College is sharing her enthusiasm by organizing a clothes giveaway for top school-age women Aug. 6 at Pazaz Christian Dance Academy in Greensburg.
Buying hours will probably be 9 a.m. to three p.m. within the studio at 500 Chestnut St.
The mission had its roots in a private essay Resnik wrote for a freshman seminar class.
“I considered sure issues I favored, and I like back-to-school procuring,” she mentioned. “This 12 months, I wished to ensure that different women felt good about themselves once they had been going again to high school, as nicely.”
Saydee’s mom, Johna Resnik, helped to arrange the mission.
The pair began soliciting donations of latest and gently used lady’s clothes in December by distributing flyers and passing the phrase on Fb. The response was overwhelming.
“Now we have a whole basement full of garments,” Johna mentioned. “I informed my son he’s going to have to maneuver out of his room fairly quickly.”
Gadgets to be given away embody clothes for all seasons: shorts, pants, tops, clothes, sweatshirts and sweaters, together with some footwear, pajamas, scarves, baggage and purses. Clothes sizes run from additional small to 2XL.
Lisa Waryanka, proprietor of Salon Boutique in Jeannette, additionally donated make-up baggage.
Every little thing is in good condition and will probably be sorted by class and measurement.
“Saydee has spent numerous hours within the basement sorting,” Johna mentioned. “We made certain there’s not a gap, there’s not a snag, not a stain, in any of the issues we’re giving out.”
The Resniks have had assist from workers of the UPS hub in New Stanton and Saydee’s fellow members of the Hempfield cheer crew.
“On Saturday, the cheerleaders will probably be there to assist the ladies to pick the garments that they need,” Saydee mentioned.
Johna’s father, John Johnson of Irwin, will assemble racks for the clothes to hold on.
“He’s our charity sidekick for all of our occasions,” she mentioned.
Mom and daughter have organized different giveaways, together with a backpack distribution at Norwin Christian Church.
They selected Pazaz for the Aug. 6 giveaway due to its location and since Saydee previously danced there and proprietor, Toni Bazala, is a household good friend.
“We’ve completed occasions in Norwin, however we didn’t suppose there have been a complete lot of children who wanted this on the market,” Johna mentioned. “We had been attempting to think about a spot that folks may stroll to. There are many households in Greensburg who may really stroll to Pazaz in the event that they needed to.”
The Resniks initially requested potential consumers to register for the giveaway, however walk-ins are welcome.
“We requested for sign-ups to get an thought of the sizing we wanted, so we may accommodate everybody,” Johna mentioned. “We’ll be there till there are not any garments left; we’ll by no means flip anyone away.”
If there are leftovers, she mentioned, “We’re fascinated about doing a fast put up on Fb to open it up once more for a few hours on Sunday, simply to see what we will do away with from there.”
If clothes stays after that, they’ll search for a spot to donate it.
Data and registration for the occasion is offered at signupgenius.com or by emailing email@example.com.