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First Presbyterian Church donates clothes to USD 428
First Presbyterian Clothing Donation
Baskets of clothing purchased by members of First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend during their recent Mission Possible challenge were dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 13 and subsequently presented to Sheryl Neeland, a guidance counselor for Great Bend USD 428. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Each fall before the start of the school year, members of First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend purchase clothing in the form of sweatpants and underwear for USD 428 elementary schools. It is a challenge the church calls “Mission Possible,” based off of the old TV program called “Mission Impossible.” 

Guidance counselors and teachers use this clothing when children have accidents at school which call for a quick change of clothes.

Initially this year, members donated 26 packages of underwear and 36 pairs of sweatpants. They were dedicated by Pastor Kathie Luke during the Sunday, Sept. 13 morning worship service.  

Throughout the year, members also purchase and donate additional clothing such as a warm coats, mittens, or pairs of shoes as needed, as well as additional sweats during the after-Christmas sales.

This project is coordinated by the church’s Mission Committee with Sheryl Neeland, a USD 428 elementary guidance counselor.