Our clothing room closed when we moved into our new facility in October of 2014.  We knew that the space would be better used to allow for more client choice food selection and storage in the warehouse.  With so many other agencies addressing the need for clothing in the immediate area, we decided to focus more attention on tackling the issue of food insecurity among our neighbors.  In light of this, we are no longer accepting clothing or housewares donations.  We encourage you to take them to a charity of your choice, such as Goodwill.  We often hear that people don’t like to donate their items to Goodwill because “they sell them to people instead of giving them away.”  However we prefer to donate to Goodwill, as donated items are sold to raise funds for their employment program. And which is a better gift – free clothing, or the opportunity to provide for yourself and your family with a job?!  After all:

“If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day.

If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.”