Specific Items Needed!

As we sort the items already received, we find there are specific categories lacking. Men’s clothing, we know, is in short supply. (c’mon guys — clean out those closets!!) Jackets and coats, given the time of year, are sorely needed—as are warm caps, gloves and mittens (hand knit or crocheted caps would be lovely!). And, although not clothing, we have many requests for blankets (sleeping bags are great too.) Gently used shoes and boots, belts and scarves are all welcome. Keep cleaning out all
your closets, and ask friends and family for donations, and consider some thrift store or yard sale shopping.

Clothing Bank Update

We are still on track to have our first clothing bank on 2/18, from 3-6pm. We have filled up three racks of clothing, and have many more bags to sort and put on the racks. We have purchased two new clothing racks and one shoe display rack. We appreciate Christ UMC Women’s Ministry (UMW) for providing a very generous donation to buy children’s clothing! We also appreciate the mission committee “Sock Drive.” If you haven’t seen the awesome poster and collection bin, check it out! They are collecting NEW socks to supplement the clothing we will give away.

Please contact:

Susan Ideus (255-1669)
or
Ruth Tribou (281-4517)

if you’d like to be a Clothing Bank Helper

Shopping Tips:

Target has plastic hangers, 18 for $2.00- a better deal than the Dollar Store!

Big Lots has adult socks five pairs for $5, with children’s socks even less.

Dollar Tree has hangers, socks, hats, mittens for $1 each.

The Goodwill “Good Buys Store” at 1108 Juan Tabo NE sells every item of adult’s clothing for $1, and kid’s items for 49 cents. You can get a LOT of clothes for very little money! They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6.

Sorting Adventure – Loads of FUN!!!

We will have a sorting adventure (you never know what we’ll find) on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2:00. If you have some spare time in the late afternoon, come on by!