Carus Employees at the 2022 Giving Fence

Carus Hosts Holiday Giving Fence for Second Year

PERU, IL – Carus launches the return of the Giving Fence, a novel way to provide new and gently used winter clothing to those in need. The Giving Fence is in front of the Carus headquarters building in Peru and will remain open to the public through the end of December.

The Giving Fence offers coats, hats, gloves and scarves at no charge to anyone in need. Carus invites members of the LaSalle-Peru community to donate new or gently used items to the Giving Fence to benefit neighbors in need. Simply place the donated item in a plastic bag, label the bag and pin it to the fence.

Donated items are available to the community at any time, and the Giving Fence allows people to take necessary winter apparel anonymously whenever is convenient for them.

“We were thrilled with the overwhelming support of last year’s Giving Fence,” said Andy Johnston, Carus President and CEO. “This is a great initiative for the local community and Carus is proud to host the Giving Fence for its second year. Our goal is to help as many people as possible this holiday season.”

Anyone wishing to donate or pick up winter clothing can visit the Giving Fence in front of the Carus headquarters at 315 Fifth Street in Peru. Donations can be made and picked up anonymously, 24 hours a day through December 31.

For more information, visit Shaw Local News Network, WCMY Radio or Starved Rock Media.

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