Alessandria, 4th February 2016. The Representation of Alessandria and Asti collected and donated about 350 clothing items to needy families of the region for their children ranging from 4 to 8 years of age. The donation was made up of new labelled clothing articles collected from warehouses. The items were appropriately packed according to type of clothing and age of beneficiary. Sweaters, shirts, trousers, skirts, jackets, underwear and shoes were handed out. This initiative is a follow-up of what the Representation did last December when it donated 200 winter clothing items to Caritas of Alessandria in response to the latter’s winter emergency appeal. In recent months the Representation of Alessandria and Asti has been supporting some households who are facing increasing poverty that does not distinguish between background of origin or age.