The Clothing Connection has officially become our sixth program and is now in a space of its own - over 5,000 square feet - on the south side of the Plaza's lower level, at the end of Wilton Ave.
More than meeting a need,
Making a connection.
Free clothing was originally a part of the Food for Families program with just a few racks of clothes off to the side in the basement of the old church building.
By the end of 2019, it had outgrown the space and was relocated to a 1200 square-foot room at the Life Skills Institute, across the street in the Plaza's lower level.
In one year's time, in the midst of the pandemic, 40,000 pounds of clothes and shoes for adults and children were distributed, reflecting both the increased need and the generous donations from friends in the community.
We are open
Monday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Donations are limited to two bags of in season items.
Our address is 2323 Memorial Avenue Suite 28 Lynchburg, VA 24501
The Clothing Connection
We are collecting *new* cold-weather items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets.
How to Donate
1) Donate financially. You are welcome to make a one-time donation or a monthly commitment. We will use these funds to purchase the monthly items.
2) Shop our wish lists at Walmart and Amazon. You can have all items shipped directly to us!
3) Shop locally or your own closet and drop off our monthly items at The Clothing Connection which can be found on the lower level of the Plaza at 2323 Memorial Avenue Suite 28 Lynchburg, VA 24501
THANKS to Walmart's generous financial support which provided all-new flooring and 50 gallons of paint.
THANKS to the Charlie Sprouse family for hours of volunteer labor, including HVAC and water heater installation, plumbing, flooring, lighting, painting, and tile work.
THANKS to Liberty University, whose ongoing partnership allows us to continue.
THANKS to Renee Wood for fixtures and interior decorating.
THANKS to Gleaning for the World, whose partnership means excess and out-of-season clothing will not end up in a landfill but distributed to others in the region and around the world who are in need.
Volunteers are needed to help sort and hang clothes,
and also to assist at the checkout counter.