Walk to help provide new clothes for the needy
August 30, 2013 by Sarah
The Needlework Guild of America (NGA) is holding its first annual 5K Walk/Run the weekend after next.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘New Clothes for New Tomorrows’. The organization, which was founded in 1885 in Philadelphia, supports 170 charities across the United States. It has 33 branches located in 10 states, and the national headquarters is located in Warminster. The Guild’s main goal is to provide gifts of new clothes and linens to the less fortunate. The NGA also provides various programs such as ‘in gatherings’ and a youth sewing group for those aged nine and up. The NGA Museum is also located in the headquarters.
The walk/run was supposed to be the kick-off for Westminster Day and the Touch a Truck events which had been planned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Warminster Community Park. However, these two events have been delayed, meaning that a new date will be announced at some point in the future.
It is likely that Warminster printing companies were approached to help design and print the T-shirts received by all those who registered for the event before August 22. They might also be helping to advertise the walk/run in the area by providing flyers.
The NGA 5K Walk/Run will take place at Warminster Community Park on September 7, beginning at 8:30 PM. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 14 and under. To find out more about the event, contact Michelle Rich-Bonn at 215-682-9183.