THE CLOTHING CLOSET
Do you have an extra coat to share? The Clothing Closet is in desperate need.
We are in desperate need of clean coats in all sizes. This time of year, we are overwhelmed with donations so this drive is limited to outer wear. Normally, the Clothing Closet saves winter wear all spring and summer but this year, due to the Covid 19 closure, our storage is bare. The Clothing Closet offers Guelphites a welcoming environment in which they can obtain good quality used clothing free of charge. Times are tough and sharing our excess is a loving way to support our neighbours.
The Clothing Closet has re-opened !
Shop on Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am.
We are accepting donations of clothing only on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am.
We are pleased to bring you a new, re-imagined Closet that includes a more spacious setting for social distancing,
one-way aisles, a ‘fill-a-bag’ system, the elimination of stapled tags, and the isolation of donations prior to processing.
The Closet is a place for people to get good quality, gently-used clothing. Clothing is offered for free, with a request for a donation if able. The Closet uses generous donations to serve over 1500 people.
To accommodate our safety changes, we have temporarily suspended the Cafe and have returned to our core offerings of clothing /footwear and linens only. Sadly, we have had to remove the toys, odds and ends, and books. We can’t see your children either ☹, and hope these changes are temporary.
New hours are Thursdays only 9 :30 – 11 :30am. Entry is through the church front doors. Shopping will be in 15 minute intervals. To avoid the early surge of people, please consider coming a bit later, keeping in mind that the last shopping interval will begin at 11 :15.
We are accepting donations of clothing only (no household items, toys or books please). Washed, in-season donations of clothing / footwear and linens can be dropped off at the back doors Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 :30-11 :30am. Please ring the doorbell. It’s really important not to leave donations outside. ***We are in desperate need of winter coats/boots/mitts.***
Masks are required and of course, if you’re feeling unwell or you’ve had any contact with a confirmed or probable case of Covid-19, please stay home and contact your doctor or Telehealth (1 866 797 0000).
We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Even though we will all be wearing masks, please imagine our smiles and feel our joy in being together again.
If you have any questions please contact the Clothing Closet Coordinator.
We depend on our volunteers to make things happen. Along with the Clothing Closet Coordinator, volunteers work together on Wednesdays handling inventory, and Thursday mornings in the Closet helping customers. Hear stories from these wonderful volunteers in our video. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Clothing Closet Coordinator.
The Clothing Closet is closed Christmas and New Years to give our wonderful volunteers time to relax with family and friends.