Leave your wallets at home....Riverdale UP Church has school clothes covered!
A fun day for all. Free school clothes and kids 2-92 can touch a big truck!
Just at the border of Allegheny County in Moon Twp. is Riverdale United Presbyterian Church. This church has a long history in the Crescent Twp./Moon Twp. area with a mix of parishioners; young and old. As diverse as their backgrounds are, they all agree that it is their mission to reach out into the community to help others.
A mission that has been around for nearly 20 years, has in recent years transformed into a community day focused on providing free clothing for school children. The focus is to have school clothes for the many children of growing families in the area provided at no cost.
Starting a few months ahead of the big day the word is put out to parishioners asking for donations of gently used clothing for kids of all ages. Each year this project has grown! It grows with more and more clothing donations, it grows by the number of parishioners that donate their time to sort clothing, and it grows by the number of people that attend the event to find the perfect outfits for their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighbors! There is always a huge selection of clothing, boots, shoes, coats and hats to select from in sizes from newborn to sizes fitting most any high school age student!
Free clothes for all the kids!
In addition to the free clothing, Riverdale UP Church also has a "Touch-A-Truck" exhibit! Yes, trucks of all sizes, shapes, colors and duties. Police vehicles that the kids can sound the horns to fire trucks where kids can sit behind the big steering wheel and run that siren also!! In the past there has been a rainbow of colors of shiny dump trucks, bucket trucks and even a huge mobile crane used in construction. Kids from 2-92 have enjoyed seeing and touching these trucks!!
Trucks of all colors, shapes, and sizes!!
Pastor Chris and his future little firefighter trying on the fireman hat!
And if all the shopping and truck touching makes you hungry there are free hot dogs and beverages for all!
Hot Dogs and beverages too!
Saturday, August 17 from 10 am to 2 pm is the next Community Day located at Riverdale UP Church: 1555 Brodhead Road, Moon Twp.
Visitors are welcome every Sunday to worship at 10:30 a.m. with children's church every week. All are welcome!!