SALISBURY, Md. - While Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County normally sells household items, this week they're giving away clothing to local teenage girls.
After an unexpected, large donation from Francesca's in Rehoboth Beach, Development Coordinator Christina Williams said it provided the non-profit organization a way to continue serving the community before the school year starts next week.
"Obviously it's not usually our wheelhouse to have clothing at Habitat for Humanity, we're more of a construction, building materials thing. But it's a wonderful thing for us to have this opportunity to give to anybody," Williams said.
Each girl was able to take two clothing items, a pair of shoes and an accessory item with them. Williams says she hopes this gives girls a way to feel confident going back into a new year.
"People do need to go back to school and to have this ability to have these articles of clothing and to feel good about themselves and to be able to go to school in style. And to feel like it's a fresh start for a fresh school year," Williams said.
Incoming senior at James M. Bennett High School Harmony Wilson says back to school shopping adds up.
"You have to buy all your clothes and whatever shoes and also like your bookbag and school supplies, it's expensive. So this is a good opportunity to get some clothes," Wilson said.
Justina Simms said she's thankful to have found her back to school outfit at Wednesday's clothes drive, she hopes other girls do as well.
"I think other girls are going to feel refreshed or more confident that they have something to wear for the first day of school. I think they're going to feel awesome...I feel awesome," Simms said.
Habitat says clothes will continue to be available on Thursday, or until items run out in Salisbury.