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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:00 am

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) is hosting a Big Surf swimwear drive event Saturday, June 22, to benefit foster children. For more information about purchasing tickets, people can call CMFCAA’s Resource Center at 573-298-0258.

CMFCAA facilitates a clothing closet where foster families may find gently used items. However, they are not allowed to accept used swimwear.

“The need for swimwear is not a need people often identify with foster care,” says DeAnna Alonso, executive director of CMFCAA, “When these kids receive a gift, such as a new swimsuit, it means a lot to them. They know someone thought about them, and it’s something they can call their own.”

StorageMart will collect new swimwear during the month of May at any self storage location in Columbia or Jefferson City. Swim-wear may be dropped off during office hours.

CMFCAA encourages donation of new swimwear in all sizes from infant to toddler to teen, for boys and girls.

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