You can turn your spring cleaning into something good. Summit County Probate Court is seeking gently used clothing for indigent wards of the Court in long-term care facilities. Probate Court will collect gently used, clean clothing from April 17 through May 19 during the Court hours.

"The Probate Court is guardian over nearly 900 indigent senior wards in Summit County. Some of our wards enter nursing homes without a decent change of clothes and no funds to buy clothing," said Probate Court Judge Elinor Marsh Stormer. "Since it's time to go through our closets, please consider helping some of our most vulnerable citizens."

Probate Court would like to follow up on its very successful holiday clothing drive when over 1,000 pieces of clothing were collected and distributed.

All donations are welcome with a special need for larger sizes. Donated clothing will be distributed to seniors residing in nursing homes in our area who need these very basic items.

"We will accept any clothing such as coats, sweaters, jackets, shirts, pants, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves, socks, slippers, etc," said Mary Ann Freedman, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Court. "Items can be dropped off to the Human Services Department, located in the basement level of the court house."

The Probate Court hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information contact Mary Ann Freedman, Community Outreach coordinator for Summit County Probate Court at 330-643-2332 or Lisa Mansfield Community Outreach Specialist at 330-643-7346.