The First Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet began in the mid-1950s when a member of First Presbyterian Church began offering clothing her children had outgrown to help those less fortunate in our community. Today the First Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet serves nearly two thousand individuals from infants to adults with new people being served every week. This outreach ministry of our church is sustained through the generosity of people who donate clean, good quality used clothing and the untiring work of our team of dedicated volunteers.
Donations to our Self-Service Clothing Donation Bin:
Donations may be made from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bin access is restricted from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. . Small bags can still be placed in the bin during restricted access. Access on the weekends will also be restricted to small bags. Any clothing left outside of the bin will be disposed of. The bin is marked Clothes Closet and is located outside of the back door on the back side of the Fellowship Center (directly across from the old Clothes Closet drop off area). Signs marking the area are posted in the yard by the bin.
Quality used clothing, shoes, underwear, and coats in “ready to wear” condition suitable for men, women and children of all sizes may be donated. Clothing must be bagged and may NOT be in anything larger than a 13-gallon (kitchen size) trash bag. If you need a receipt for tax purposes, you may call the office at 423-245-0104 and request that a copy be mailed to you. If you receive voice mail, please leave your name and mailing address and a receipt will be mailed to you.
Clothing left outside of the drop-off bin will be disposed of.
Hours of Operation for Those in Need of Clothing:
Open to the public for those in need of clothing on Tuesday’s from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Center.
First Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet works together with several community service organizations including the Salvation Army, Safe House, Hope Haven Ministries, American Red Cross and Hay House by providing clothing to people with special needs or during difficult times in their lives.