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
Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:30 am-2 pm.
Donation hours are Thursday 9:30 am - 2pm at the Lower Level of the Plaza.
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 Woods 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.