Throughout the month of October, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Chatham is conducting a children’s clothing drive.

The drive is being held to benefit the Center of United Methodist Aid (CUMAC), a nonprofit group in Paterson that works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County and northern New Jersey.

The clothing drive is a yearly initiative for Gloria Dei, which collected two truckloads of donations in 2009.

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All seasons of clothing are being accepted, and coats and gently worn shoes and boots are needed as well. Items, bagged or boxed, can be brought to the church, at 300 Shunpike Road, from 8:30 am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday. There are tax forms available.

Friday, Oct. 22, is the last day for donations. The church can be reached at 973 635-5889.