Montgomery City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been serving their local community through a clothing and household items resale program for many years. There is a small village of dedicated women who run the mission. Volunteers meet at the church and organize donations. The women set up items around the church basement like a department store and welcome families in to browse the sections. They even arrange a Toyland in the months leading up to Christmas. People in the community have heard about Toyland and bring in donations. The women say it always feels good knowing a child will have a great experience at Christmas because of their efforts. No child should have to go without presents when there are so many at the church just waiting for a home.
Visitors who are able pay $5 per bag of purchased items.
The Clothing Closet also has a separate room for baby items. They partner with the local Birthright program to get these goods to families suddenly expecting a child. These families, as well as those who have had difficulties such as a house fire, pay nothing for the items they need.
Besides providing toys and help for families, the Clothing Closet brings people together for the common good. What is life without fellowship and working together for Christ?
Thank you to Erin Polson for this information and photo.