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Sylvia’s Store gets donation of layettes, clothes

By Adriana Fehrs

Pictured from left to right: John DiBattista, wife Melissa DiBattista, Caryl DiBattista, and Pat DiBatissta. Missionary outreach volunteers donated clothes and baby gift sets, on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ, to Sylvia’s Store on Tuesday June 3. (Adriana Fehrs photo) Pictured from left to right: John DiBattista, wife Melissa DiBattista, Caryl DiBattista, and Pat DiBatissta. Missionary outreach volunteers donated clothes and baby gift sets, on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ, to Sylvia’s Store on Tuesday June 3. (Adriana Fehrs photo)

PABLO — The Church of Jesus Christ, of Monongahela Pennsylvania, stopped in at Sylvia’s Store on Tuesday, June 3 to deliver gift sets of baby supplies.

John and Pat DiBattista, brothers and fellow missionary outreach volunteers for the Church of Jesus Christ – a Christian religious denomination that recognized the Book of Mormon - and their wives Melissa and Caryl, donated clothes and eight layettes – gift sets of baby clothes- to Sylvia’s Store, a tribally managed food bank and thrift store.

The brothers contacted Sylvia Aims Back, manager, a head of time to ask what types of donations were needed. Aims Back informed them that they were down to three layettes, and were needing more. “Lots of babies are being born right now, so there is a high demand for infant items,” says Aims Back.

John and Pat DiBattista, brothers and fellow missionary outreach volunteers for the Church of Jesus, and wives Melissa and Caryl, donated clothes and layettes – gift sets of baby clothes- to Sylvia’s Store on June 3. (Adriana Fehrs photo) John and Pat DiBattista, brothers and fellow missionary outreach volunteers for the Church of Jesus, and wives Melissa and Caryl, donated clothes and layettes – gift sets of baby clothes- to Sylvia’s Store on June 3. (Adriana Fehrs photo)

The Layettes contained diapers, baby bottles, blankets, diaper bags, socks, and washcloths; everything a newborn baby would need. Aims Back says, “[The DiBattistas] are a saving grace.”

They say they will continue to make donation to Sylvia’s Store. “Our donations are ongoing. We want to donate at least two layettes every month.” Backpack donations for the next school year are also planned. “We get about 500 to 600 request for backpacks every summer,” says Aims Back.

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