Carbondale's Church of Christ Giveaway Day

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By WSIL Manager

CARBONDALE -- The annual giveaway event has been supplying community members and students with household items for nearly 20 years.

The Church of Christ hosted the event on Saturday. The group had been collecting donations for kitchen supplies, toys, books, and clothing since August 1st. 

The giveaway is especially helpful for international students at SIU. Some of those students come to school and live in bare apartments.  

"International students who come with just suitcases,they may have one or two mattresses for four or five of them," " Church of Christ minister Stephen Shaffer.  "But no tables, no furniture items. And so it's those kind of situations when we deliver one or two furniture items, and you realize, ok there is a need."
   
All the items at the event were free. Organizers only ask that people be mindful of others.
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