CCGM Holds Clothing Drive


Terry Rogers

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford (CCGM) is holding their first Clothing Fundraiser in order to raise money for their first scholarship fund. CCGM is hoping to raise $2,000 that will be used to award four scholarships of $500 each to Milford High School students. The clothing drive runs through March 27, 2015.

“The gist of it is that it will help less fortunate people with donations of clothing, which go to third world countries, as well as to secondhand and thrift shops for resale,” said Ruth Abbate, who is chairing the committee. “The Chamber is paid by the pound for the clothing we donate.”

Clothing donated must be clean, but can be in any condition, including with tears, rips or stains. The group will also be accepting shoes, purses and belts in any condition.

“We will also accept linens, including sheets, towels, bedspreads and tablecloths,” Ms. Abbate said. “Curtains and stuffed animals are also accepted as donations.” Ms. Abbate explained that the items should be placed in plastic or garbage bags and may be dropped off at the Milford School District Annex, located at 315 Kent Place or at the CCGM Office at 411 South Rehoboth Boulevard. Craig Warrington, who is co-chairing the clothing drive with Ms. Abbate, said that they will also accept blankets and material as part of the fund raiser.

The CCGM Scholarships will be awarded to one boy and one girl who are graduating from Milford High School who plan to further their career in business. In addition, scholarships will be awarded to one boy and one girl who have learning disabilities but wish to continue their education. More information will be provided regarding the scholarships at a later date.

Anyone with any questions about the clothing drive or the scholarship should call CCGM at 302-422-3344 or email them at