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posted: 8/12/2013 3:13 PM

Clothing drive fundraiser for Turning Point shelter

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Submitted by Turning Point

As part of Take a Stand for Turning Point, Star 105.5's eighth annual 36-hour fundraiser, Turning Point will hold a clothing drive from 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 until 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sam's Club, 5670 Northwest Hwy. in Crystal Lake.

The drive will accept all sorts of used clothing, including clothing for men, women and children and maternity clothes as well as coats, hats and gloves. Clean household linens, sheets and blankets, towels, curtains and small area rugs will also be accepted, as well as shoes, purses and belts. Clothing should be placed in large garbage bags and brought to the large white tent set up in Sam's Club parking lot, directly in front of the gas station.

Volunteers will be on hand to help unload clothes from vehicles. Remove clothing from hangers and bag all items.

Turning Point is holding the eighth annual Take a Stand for Turning Point along with Star 105.5 personalities who will be broadcasting live from the parking lot. They are asking community members to come down to Sam's Club or call to make a donation to the county's only comprehensive domestic violence agency and shelter.

Friday morning begins by having Coffee with Joe and Tina from the Star 105.5 morning show; Kids Zumba, Adult Zumba provided by The Underground with story time for children. Afternoon Playtime with Molly J from Star 105.5 includes jump ropes, cookies, chalk, balls, marbles. There will be bingo for all ages with prizes including purses, Flowerwood and Running Depot gift certificates, and an unofficial baggo tournament.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, Turning Point will hold a Take a Hike for Turning Point. This noncompetitive 1-mile walk will allow you to experience the "weight" of domestic violence by filling your backpack with rocks and turning them in throughout the walk to represent the healing the clients experience at Turning Point.

After the walk, there will be music and a Family Fun Fair Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with games, activities and prizes for kids of all ages.

For information, listen to Star 105.5, or visit, or like "McHenry County Turning Point" on Facebook for updates.