A campaign to collect more than 200,000 T-shirts and sweatshirts for poverty-stricken children in Ethiopia starts July 15 through July 19 at all Fairfax County recreation centers.
The clothes drive is in conjunction with the national Catholic Relief Services' Youth to Youth T-shirt campaign and is sponsored locally by the volunteer Kids for Kids project, a group of parents and children formed to raise money for the struggling African country.
Project chairman Robin Betz advised that all clothing donations should be clean and brightly colored.
"We really prefer colored T-shirts or sweatshirts because white gets dirty quickly and there is not enough water in Ethiopia to wash them," Betz said. "The shirts can have slogans printed on them, but we don't want any with political sayings."
Most neighborhood recreation centers are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information on collection location sites, call 691-3292. Fitness Clinics
Set Get your body in shape at summer body-building clinics held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South in Arlington. The Arlington Recreation Division will be holding workshops for men and women to learn and perfect poses and to choreograph a posing routine for competition. The workshops will be topped off by an open body-building competition Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Call 553-8522 for details and registration. Glass-Making Class
A free lead glass-making class will be held Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. for Prince William County residents age 60 or older at the Senior Center, 2450 Longview Dr., Woodbridge. No previous experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided. Call 703-494-5136. Volunteer
Jobs Open Volunteer jobs are open to Alexandria's young people through the Alexandria Red Cross Youth Services summer volunteer program. Volunteers aged 13 to 20 are needed in day-care centers, bloodmobiles, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, tourist centers as well as in various programs including a learn-to-swim program and working with elderly persons or handicapped children. Call 549-8300.