Clean out your closets for Make A Difference Day and help Royal Neighbors with women’s clothing drive

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 Employees and members of area chapters of Royal Neighbors of America are celebrating Make A Difference Day by collecting new and gently worn professional and casual career apparel and accessories on Saturday, October 22, at Royal Neighbors’ Home Office. The items will be shared with the new Quad Cities affiliate of Dress for Success and Project NOW.

What: Clothing drive for Dress for Success and Project NOW

When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011; 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Royal Neighbors of America parking lot, 230 16th Street, Rock Island, IL

Contact: Vickie Sedam, (309) 732-8260

For those unable to drop off clothing on October 22, they may deliver items to the Royal Neighbors Home Office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 21.

Make A Difference Day is a national day of volunteerism sponsored annually by USA Weekend Magazine. On average, more than 3 million people participate across the country and help 20 million people by their efforts each year. This is the 15th year Royal Neighbors has sponsored a project.

Royal Neighbors of America is a life insurance organization that exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization's local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization's philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501c(3) public charity.

Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with branch offices in Mesa, AZ, and Austin, TX, Royal Neighbors serves more than 215,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, call (800) 627-4762, or visit