Collecting clothing for a cause: D-Hills gridders fill trailer for charity – St George News
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Players from the Desert Hills Football team load bags of donated clothes into a semi-truck to be taken to the I Won’t Cheat Foundation, Desert Hills Football Charity Fundraiser, St. George, Utah, Aug. 15, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
ST. GEORGE — Southern Utah’s community is one that is becoming known for its philanthropic ways.
The Desert Hills football program is a classic example. The Thunder went on a clothing drive to benefit the “I Won’t Cheat” program, which distributes the goods to needy families in Guatemala. The players were asked to collect and gather usable clothing, shoes and bedding.
Woman alleges transgender man treated insensitively at Doorstep clothing bank
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As the general public becomes more aware of gender identity issues, questions about how to work with transgender people sensitively are coming up in new places, such as nonprofits.
Kimberly Usher, who gets clothing from Doorstep, contacted The Topeka Capital-Journal after she said a transgender man in front of her at the clothing bank was told he would have to take women’s clothing. The man took the clothes and ran out, she said.
“I think that’s really wrong, because it’s donated stuff,” she said. “As a Christian myself, it was sickening.”
Lisa Cain, executive director of Doorstep, said the person, who volunteers believed was female, never mentioned being transgender. She also said Usher had been in the hall when volunteers were talking with the person and didn’t directly observe the interaction. The person did take the clothes and leave, but didn’t appear upset, she said.
Doorstep has a policy that clients take clothes for the appropriate size and gender, Cain said, because of concerns about running out of needed items, particularly when it comes to people who prefer oversized clothing.
“Someone who wears a medium can wear a 2X, but someone who needs a 2X can’t wear a medium,” she said.
The policy has an exception, however, if a client tells a volunteer that he or she is transgender, Cain said. Some of their frequent clients a…………… continues on Topeka Capital Journal