In January 2013, we turned our old administrative office in the rectory of Grace Church into a clothing closet for our guests. For the past year and a half, staff and volunteers have sorted through donations of clothes, organized the closet, and distributed clothes to our guests on a weekly basis. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed in some way!
In August, there will be some changes to our clothing closet. We are moving our closet across the hall to a smaller space, and so we are now limiting the kind of clothing donations we accept and distribute. We are striving to always have clean socks and underwear for our guests — the most needed and requested items — as well as t-shirts in good condition, travel-sized toiletries, seasonal items, and specially requested items.
Because of this change, we are only accepting the following items:
- gently used or new athletic socks, adult men’s and women’s
- new men’s and women’s underwear
- gently used or new t-shirts and undershirts
- travel sized toiletries
- and other seasonal items as requested
We have already told our guests of this change and have contacted other service providers to create a list of alternate resources for our guests. We hope that you will help us make our new clothing closet a success by providing us with the bare necessities that our guests so desperately need. Check out our Amazon Wish List today!