Local foundation conducting clothing drive for rescue mission

The Carlos Vieira Foundation said it's conducting a clothing drive for the Merced Rescue Mission and will pick up items from a home or business.

The group also said donors can bring items to A.V. Thomas Produce, 3900 Sultana Drive, Atwater 95301 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 7 a.m. to noon.

Team 51FIFTY is also involved in the clothing drive, the foundation said in a news release.

They will fill a trailer with clothese, shoes, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, sheets, pillows and toys and deliver them to the mission. The groups will provide a tax deduction donation receipt upon request.

For more information call (209) 357-8955, (209) 201-4025 or e-mail carlos@carlosvieirafoundation.com