This ministry provides new or gently used winter wear items to those who need them. The Steve and Novice Gross family established this to give thanks and to honor God for their granddaughter Clare.
This has been an extremely successful mission project for many years now at 1stChurch. Items can be donated any time. There is a box in the Connector area near the church office. A particular emphasis may be started late summer and early fall to get ready. Then, later in the fall, the items will be distributed. Bring new or gently used winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves to church. Volunteers will sort, hang and arrange coats and winter wear items by size from child to adult. Again new items are welcome but gently used items are also greatly appreciated. Monetary donations can be directed through the church treasurer as well and then some items are purchased in bulk.
Typically the Saturday's that there is a Food Pantry goods distribution, Clare's Closet will also be open in the Fall and Winter.
For 2020, of course you can still bring items for collection and sorting. Due to COVID, plans have not yet been made as far as distribution.
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 CLARE'S CLOSET IN OCTOBER BEFORE DISTRIBUTION STARTED!