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Eagle Scout project to benefit Palatine PHD resale shop

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  • Life Scout Cole Johnston picks up donations from one of the boxes he set up to collect items for the Society of the Preservation of Human Dignity's resale shop. Johnston organized the donation drive for his Eagle Scout project.

      Life Scout Cole Johnston picks up donations from one of the boxes he set up to collect items for the Society of the Preservation of Human Dignity's resale shop. Johnston organized the donation drive for his Eagle Scout project.
    Courtesy of Troop 188

 
Submitted by Troop 188, Palatine

Life Scout Cole Johnston, 17, of Troop 188, in Palatine, is currently working on his Eagle Project to benefit the Society of the Preservation of Human Dignity.

PHD is an organization that helps women and families in the Northwest Suburbs facing pregnancy and parenting issues. All services are provided free. PHD gains its main source of income through its resale shop located at 140 W. Northwest Highway in Palatine.

Johnston's project is coordinating a donation drive to collect gently used clothing and small household items for the resale boutique. He will be setting up three donation boxes, two in Palatine, and one in Barrington. Drop off locations include Palatine Bank & Trust, 110 Palatine Road, and Dr. George Skoog Family Dental clinic, 232 E. Northwest Highway, both in Palatine and the third and final box will be placed at Duggan and Brown, 215 S Northwest Highway, in Barrington.

The donations collected will be organized and taken to PHD's resale shop, 140 W Northwest Highway, in Palatine.

If you have clothing to donate but you cannot get to a box or it is too big to place in a box, you can email Acceptable donations include: women and children clothing, men's clothing and suits, wedding gowns and prom dresses, shoes, handbags, belts, scarves, hats, gloves, jewelry, household items, dishes, glassware, antiques, collectibles, giftware, knickknacks, clean bedroom linens, framed art, mirrors, books in good condition, small working electronics, lamps and furniture.

What cannot be accepted: clothing with business/company logos, work out clothing, used games, puzzles, encyclopedias, textbooks, exercise equipment, used computer equipment, TV's, VCR's, DVD players, lingerie, used undergarments, bathing suits, gardening tools and auto parts.

The drive began, Saturday, Oct. 13 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 27. For information regarding the drive, email ">eagleproject@troop-188.orgeagleproject@troop-188.org;mailto:eagleproject%40troop-188.org?subject=[URL].

For those wishing information regarding SPHD, please visit [/URL]SPHD.org;http://SPHD.org[URL], call (847) 359-4919 or email [/URL]info@sphd.org;mailto:info%40sphd.org?subject=[URL].

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