TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Don Wilson, Chairman of the 87th Annual Noon Optimist Club “Clothe-A-Child” Drive, announced Tuesday the club will again partner with the League of Terre Haute Clothes Closet to ensure success of this year’s campaign. 

“We’re excited about working with the Clothes Closet again to make sure that these children receive the clothing they need this year,” Wilson said. 

The Clothes Closet will help in the purchase and distribution of the clothes. Noon Optimist Club members, according to a news release, are working with teachers in Vigo County to determine which children, in Grades K-5, are eligible to receive clothing. 

The children, depending on their needs, will receive a new coat, hoodie, shirt, pants, socks and underwear. 

The Annual “Clothe-A-Child” Auction will be held entirely online this year. Those interested may go to terrehauteclotheachild.com or text CAC to (812) 232-9481. Local businesses have donated dozens of items for the auction, including:

  • 1998 Ford Windstar from Vigo Dodge
  • Queen Size Sleeper Sofa from Glidden Furniture
  • Galanz retro fridge Ace Washer
  • Bronze/18K rose plated earrings from Ross Elliott Jewelers
  • Bronze/18K rose plated ring from Ross Elliott Jewelers
  • Two 6-foot subs from Subway
  • Autographed & framed poster of Trace Adkins
  • Tote bag full of goodies from Culver’s
  • Bag of goodies from First Financial Bank
  • Year’s worth of pizza from Pizza Hut
  • Autographed ISU Football
  • Autographed ISU Basketball
  • Queen Size Quilt from Judy Barnes, a local quilter
  • Charcuterie Board made by Mike Barnes
  • Autographed Angelina Jolie picture

Those interested in learning more about the auction can email Nick Telezyn at ntelezyn@wthitv.com. Anyone interested in making a contribution to the effort can make checks payable to the Noon Optimist Club and mail them to:

Hayhurst Accounting

519 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN  47807

All proceeds for the “Clothe-A-Child” Drive go to buying new clothes for approximately 1,000 needy children.