On Dec. 11, the Charity Newsies will once again hit the street corners throughout Franklin County to sell newspapers for their charitable mission.

On Dec. 11, the Charity Newsies will once again hit the street corners throughout Franklin County to sell newspapers for their charitable mission.

Members will be wearing their traditional white coveralls selling a special edition of The Columbus Dispatch for donations to benefit their mission of clothing Franklin County school children. This year the Newsies expect to provide free new clothing to more than 15,000 Franklin County school-age children.

One-hundred percent of all donations received through the paper sale will go directly towards the purchase of clothing, which will be given away to Franklin County families who cannot afford appropriate clothing for their children.

"Right now we are really kicking into high gear in preparation for the 2010 Paper Sale," said Kirk Smith, Newsies 2010 drive chairman, in a news release.

Founded in December 1907, Charity Newsies is an organization of more than 700 members. On the second Saturday of December, Charity Newsies sells a special edition newspaper on street corners throughout Franklin County.

The annual paper sale and a year-round series of events including the annual Clothe-a-Child Gala & Auction, enabled Charity Newsies to clothe over 14,000 children last year.

For more information, visit www.charitynewies.org.