Did she say she spent $1,800.00+???
YES, she did!!
Why did she spend so much??
Because there is a huge cry for clothing… good, usable, clean items, and
YOUR CLOTHING BANK does everything it can to meet those needs at ZERO cost to the clients.
We rely heavily on the donations and are so grateful for them.
But, we still have to buy some clothing articles because we just don’t
have certain items donated in the quantities we need, such as men’s jeans, tees,
long/short sleeved shirts, flannel shirts, hooded and regular sweatshirts, and
youth and kids things.
We also helped two families (10 adults and 4-5 children) this summer
whose homes were burned to the ground and needed our
We are Blessed by our church family and friends to have so much donated
which allows us to share with many people, near and far.
We are also Blessed to have wonderful partners with common goals. Some of those partners are
Mission groups who take clothing, furniture and
household items to Indian Reservations in the Dakotas
Mission groups who take clothing for U.S. disaster relief to 8 states (so far)
A nursing home that welcomes all donated scrubs
Churches that take any items to Mexico
Our own MCC rummage sales!
Val-u-land, who picks up extra items for international disaster relief and local sales in their G.R. branch. When we have clothing items that are too damaged to be used they are sold to make people to make rugs or rags.
Local Christian re-sale shops, Love Inc & 2nd Ave., for local support of families and
Habitat for Humanity.
Our newest partner is Dress for Success. It was created and
sponsored by Business Partners of America (BPA), an agency located in
Fremont. The agency assists the unemployed with preparing resumes, interview skills, and provides free, appropriate clothing for interview and helps them become acclimated for the first few weeks after they are hired. The dressier items are given to this group.
Reading this list shows you that we use everything donated by you and
When we do shop, we use Goodwill, Muskegon Rescue and the local Salvation
Army re-sale shops. Local churches give us what we can use and we, in return, give them a modest donations.
Please take a few minutes to think about some verses found in the book of
Mathew (26:32-40) when Christ speaks of the final judgment.
Thanks Mamrelund Lutheran and friends. God Bless you and those who are
Your clothing bank…