The United Way of Western Connecticut is in need of sponsors for its 20th annual Back to School clothing drive.

The program provides new school clothes for children living in Bridgewater, Kent, New Milford, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington.

The goal is for each child to receive two sets of clothing (pants and shirts), sneakers, a winter coat, socks, underwear, a backpack, school supplies and personal care items.

Sponsors may sign up to clothe an entire child, join a group of individuals sponsoring a child or donate to the program.

Sponsors will receive a list of clothing sizes and preferences along with specific items needed.

The approximate cost is $250 per child.

Monetary donations are also accepted.

Shoppers, who will be reimbursed for purchases, are also needed.

Donations will be accepted Aug. 1-15 at 25 Church St.

For more information or to sponsor a child, call 860-354-8800 or email