What We Do – The St. John’s Clothes Closet provides FREE clothing to men, women, and children in need who are sent to us by community referring partners. We also distribute household items such as sheets, towels, blankets in winter and small kitchen items such as pots & pans, etc. – no food. We are a collection & distribution site for “It’s 4 the Girls … Period” supplies.
Shoppers – We are open to qualified shoppers only on Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm.
We are located at 305 E. River St. in a white 2 story house.
Families or individuals may come once a month and select 10 items of clothing per person (up to a maximum of 40 items) and 2 household items for the family.
To qualify, shoppers must be served by one of our referring partners and obtain a written referral form from them. Bring the completed referral form when you visit us the first time.
Referring Partners – Below is a list of some of our Referring Partners. If you are being served by an agency not on the list, ask them if they are a Clothes Closet referring partner.
AIM Anderson Free Clinic
Hope Missions Dept. of Mental Health
Red Cross Family Promise
Salvation Army Good Neighbor Cupboard
Clean Start South Main Mercy Center
School Districts Alston Wilkes Society
FAVOR Lot Project
Asher House Dept. of Social Services
Becoming a Referring Partner –
Most of our Referring Partners are non-profits or governmental agencies with the ability to evaluate the needs or are currently serving those in our community who are classified as low income, disabled, mentally ill, homeless, or otherwise in need of clothing and household items. Please contact Pat Smith regarding the steps to become a referring partner.
Donors – Help us better serve our neighbors in need.
What you do at home is very helpful.
Thank You for:
- your donation of clean, gently used clothing and household items.
- Bagging items in white tall kitchen bags with drawstrings that are reused to bag shopper’s selections to take home. Please do not knot the drawstrings. We do not need hangers or shoe boxes.
- Sorting items into separate bags and labeling them for men, women, children and household to speed processing.
- Bringing items in season – summer in summer and winter in winter.
Storage is very limited.
Most needed items:
- Men’s casual clothing, shoes & caps – all sizes
- Women’s Plus size clothing 2X and 3X
- Jeans and athletic shoes for everyone
- Underwear, socks & PJs for everyone
- Sheets(indicate sheet size), towels anytime and blankets in winter
Donate at our back door (305 E. John St.)
- Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30 – 11:30
- Clothes Closet tours available on Mondays
- Tax receipts available
Estate Donations – It is best for us if you can take your time, space out your donation and bring items several times in the appropriate season. Please see the donor information above.
If you are unable to space out your donation, please contact Pat Smith BEFORE bringing donations so we can arrange for space in another location on our campus.
Clothes Closet volunteers are grateful for the opportunity to serve God by serving our neighbors. We take great care to assure that donations are displayed in an organized way using “store hangers” and size markers so our shoppers can find what they are looking for. We want our “customers” to leave the Clothes Closet with the clothing they need as well as their spirits lifted.
Approximately 20 volunteers work on Monday and/or Wednesday sorting, sizing, hanging, folding and displaying items that have been donated as well as assisting shoppers and helping them with check-in/check-out. Most volunteers are members of St. John’s but others are welcome to come and work alongside our experienced volunteers. If you are interest in volunteering regularly or just a few hours, contact Pat Smith so we can find a job that fits your schedule and abilities. Our volunteers are not allowed to shop at the Clothes Closet.
We hope that most of your questions are answered in the information above.
If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact
Pat Smith, Clothes Closet Coordinator: