For the last two years, ten of the Starbucks stores in one district were responsible for hosting a clothing drive in the spring and fall which provided Sylvias Children with over $20,000 for the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda, Africa. With a change in management, this effort has been tabled. As a result other organizations and locations have come forward to help Sylvias Children continue to generate revenue for the orphans at the school.

Partners include:
• Wine Sellers of Holmdel is located in the A&P Shopping Center on Route 35 North, across from Holmdel Commons
• Joseph J. Catena School in Freehold
• St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel
• Wall Cleaners in Wall

Items accepted are clothing, shoes, small toys, handbags, belts, linens, etc. The only things not accepted are electronics, furniture and dishware. For a complete list of items accepted for donation please visit All donated items should be placed in a 30 gallon black plastic bag and dropped in the collection box at each of these locations. And, if you cant get there, just call Sylvia @ 732-241-1144 … she will come and pick the bags up from you!

Funds raised from the clothing drive will be used to finance funding for the 250 orphans at the school so they can have food, lodging, clothing, health care and quality education for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School, Uganda, Africa. For more information visit, call (732) 946-2711 or e-mail Sylvia Allen at