Clothing drive a success

From left, Lindsay Abreu, COO of Shepherd Insurance Pete Harrington, Lisa Heldman and Lincoln Financial Group representative Sue Johnson.

From left, Lindsay Abreu, COO of Shepherd Insurance Pete Harrington, Lisa Heldman and Lincoln Financial Group representative Sue Johnson.

By Christian Sorrell

Last week, Shepherd Insurance, Lincoln Financial Group and donors from across Central Indiana completed a successful clothing drive. Donations were gathered throughout February and the first two weeks of March. All types of clothing and shoes were accepted.

The donations will be given to those in need of clothing at O’Connor House, Holy Family Shelter, Wheeler Mission and Indianapolis Public Schools. Additionally, flyers will be sent out seeking any families who are in need. Families will be able to come to Good Hall on the campus of University of Indianapolis on April 14 and pick out clothing, free of charge.

“Maybe this will prevent a child from being segregated due to being homeless or coming from a poverty stricken family or will help one less child be bullied due to the clothes they wear,” said Sue Johnson, a representative of Lincoln Financial Group.