Campbell Printing Company Office Manager Marsha Gratner is attempting to assist the International Amitofo Charity Center through donations this week. The organization, known as IACC, is collecting boys and girls’ socks for kids ages 1-18 years old, as well as gently-used bras, for an orphanage in the African nation of Swaziland. The deadline, Friday, Jan. 12, is fast-approaching, but Gratner is still collecting donations, and has already received some, at her office on North Van Rensselaer Street. The donations will then be shipped off to charity associates at 3 p.m.
The donations will be collected by the Longaberger family in Dresden, Ohio on Monday, Jan. 15, via UPS. The family’s niece, Tami Longaberger, is a member of the IACC Board of Directors and will be receiving the donations in Swaziland on Saturday, Jan. 20.
“If you can donate, we need your items,” Lynn Longaberger said in a post on her Facebook page. “…Let’s join together and do something good for these children and the women who volunteer to care for them.”
Tami Longaberger will be personally delivering the donations to the orphanage, where they may help some of the more-than-500 children housed inside.
Anyone interested in learning more about the charity can go to www.iacchq.org. Donations may be dropped off with Gratner directly inside the Campbell Printing Office.