Kids Closet

LOCATION: Shop nights are held in the Fellowship Hall. The Kid’s Closet storage and sorting room is located in N202.

SHOP NIGHTS: 6:30pm-7:30pm, 3rd Mondays: September – May

HISTORY: Kid’s Closet came to be out of a few moms wondering how they could recycle the clothing their kids were growing out of to be used in conjunction with Care By Community (CBC). These moms were introduced to each other in 2010.

MISSION: Kids Closet is a ministry dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus by providing FREE, new or gently used children’s clothing and shoes to local families facing financial strain. We are also strengthen our community by encouraging a time of fellowship while providing a hot meal at each “Shop Night.”

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.  Matthew 14:13-21

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • New underwear and socks
  • Clean, gently worn shoes
  • Clean, gently used children’s clothing
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Decorated place mats & decorations for dining tables

Service Opportunities

VOLUNTEERS: If you have ever wanted to help people in an immediate, tangible way, Kids Closet is the place for you!  Kid’s Closet runs strictly on time and energy.

Other opportunities:

  • Meal Preparation: Let us know if you or your group or Sunday school class would like to “sponsor” a meal.
  • Fundraisers: We do have some expenses each month. Contact us with any ideas you might have to raise additional funds!

Responsibilities:  Help sort children’s clothing by gender and size.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:

  • Dates/time of sort nights will be posted on the Kids Closet Facebook page.
  • Sort on your schedule!  There will be sort charts posted so you can sort a bag or two at your convenience.  Just let us know in advance.
  • Group Sort Night: We always welcome volunteers to help sort through our donations. Group nights make the task go by even quicker.

Length of Commitment:  Not specific.

Responsibilities:  Help set up the dining areas, monitor food and beverage availability, and clean the dining area after shop nights. Decorations are always a fun addition!
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Third Monday of each month.
Length of Commitment:  Not specific.

Responsibilities:  We bring all of our bins down and set up the tables on Sunday nights. If you are free, stop by about 6:30 on the Sunday night prior to our scheduled shop nights.

  • Shop night volunteers arrive around 5:30 or earlier to unpack the bins and set out the clothing and other items. (An example diagram will be left in the sort room)
  • Tear Down: Fold and store all remaining clothing at the end of the night back into their correct bins.

Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Third Monday of each month.
Length of Commitment:  Not specific.

Responsibilities:  Help our shoppers find the sizes needed for their children, keep tables organized, and restock as needed.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Third Monday of each month.
Length of Commitment:  Not specific.

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