SPRINGFIELD — After more than a year of closure for the clothing room at Catholic Community Services of Lane County, the agency reopened the ministry Nov. 8 as winter approaches. One client at a time is allowed in as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.

A set of events surrounds the reopening.

On Nov. 7, staff took drive-by clothing donations. All who gave received a raffle ticket for a quilt. And throughout November, Catholic Community Services is holding a winter clothing drive, welcoming new or handmade hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks at the Springfield clothing room Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon or at local churches and businesses listed on the agency webpage: ccslc.org/warm.

Donation barrels currently are located at O’Hara School, St. Thomas More Parish and Newman Center, and St. Alice Parish in Springfield.

Churches or other organizations wanting to become a new collection point can contact development@ccslc.org to learn more.

Also during November, the agency is selling $10 raffle tickets for a handmade quilt made in honor of food pantry legend Joe Softich. Raffle tickets are available at ccslc.org/warm.