HERKIMER, NY - August has arrived, and that means it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping and getting your child that brand new outfit to wear on the first day of school.
Unfortunately not every family can afford to purchase something new for that first day in class. That's where the Tagless charity clothing shop in Herkimer comes to the rescue.
Tagless is a non-profit clothing shop located on Main Street in Herkimer that provides high-quality clothing to those in need - for free.
Right now with school starting back up in September the owners of the shop want to make sure that no child has to show up for the first day in old clothes or worn-out sneakers. They're asking the public to donate any clothes for school-aged children in good shape that they might have laying around.
“I was a child that didn't have a lot of money growing up, so I know how it feels to walk into that first day of school and to feel like you don't belong,” says the co-owner of Tagless, James Weiderman.
“Our goal is to help those kids feel like they can start the school year off fresh and hopefully turn things around".
The owners of Tagless say they are distributing - on average - 2,000 pieces of clothing a month for free to the community. They ask that you limit your selections to 5 items per visit, and one visit per week.