Binghamton’s Main Street Baptist Church gives away winter clothing

Members of the Main Street Baptist Church in Binghamton are working hard to make sure everyone stays warm this winter, including nearby schoolchildren and those who walk past the church daily.

“God has been so good to us individually and as a church,” said church member Diane Runion, of Binghamton. “He instills that desire to help people.”

Runion serves as the chair of the church’s missions, which is coordinating two projects designed to protect people against the cold this winter. Church members are collecting socks and underwear for pupils at the nearby Horace Mann Elementary School on College Street. They are also collecting hats, mittens and scarves and hanging them outside the church so passersby in need can take them. Some church members knit the items themselves, she said.