ROTONDA WEST — Vineland Elementary School is organizing a formal clothing drive for their graduating fifth-graders.
“So far we have a few dresses in,” said Dawn Stephens, Vineland Elementary parent volunteer coordinator. “It’s just a few things.”
Vineland is now accepting formal footwear as donations. The school will offer gift cards to Bealls Outlet and Wal-Mart if they wish to shop for their kids. Acceptable formal wear must be within the school’s dress code policy.
“We don’t want parents to drive too far,” said Adrienne McElroy, assistant principal at Vineland.
Vineland has 125 graduating students with 50 percent expected to take part in the program, McElroy said.
“We’re taking donations of sizes 8-12,” she said. Vineland will be taking donations until Thursday with graduation the following day. For more information, call 941-697-6600.