Free-clothes fence is returning to Havre
September 4, 2013
Patty Brannigan is restarting her “Free-Clothes Fence” at her home at 436 14th Ave.
She said she will hang used clothing on the fence in front of her home. People in need of clothes can stop by and take what they need, she said.
At the same time, she is asking people to donate any used clothing by dropping it off at the top of her driveway.
She said she started hanging the clothes on the fence Sunday, and there has already been a response.
“A lot of people need clothes,” she said. “People don’t have much money these days.”
“We’re finding a real need for sneakers for kids so they can go to school,” she said.
“You see such a need,” she said.
Brannigan said she had operated the fence for several years.
The idea began when she was looking for some volunteer work that would benefit the community.
“I asked God what I could do, and that’s how this got started.”
About four years ago, she said, her mother became ill and she wasn’t able to continue. Now, she’s ready to start up again.
She welcomes donations of clothes, she said, only asking that people place them at the top of her driveway to prevent the wind from blowing them into neighbor’s yards.
Brannigan also said she is in need of clothespins.