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Warmth for winter: Churches sponsor clothing giveaways



Members of the Church of Christ at Fayette in Mississippi produced a video about its recent clothing giveaway. The church’s Ladies Ministry hosted the annual event.
In eastern Tennessee, the Seymour Church of Christ hosted a similar clothing giveaway. The Mountain Press interviewed minister Tim Shoulders.

 

John McBroom and Damon Hall hang coats on a rack during the Seymour Church of Christ’s clothing giveaway. (Photo by Robbie Hargett, The Mountain Press, via themountainpress.com)

The church is small, with only about 55 members, according to Shoulders, but they still wanted to do something for the community.
“Our feeling was that, we’re small and because we can’t do everything a big church can do, that doesn’t mean we can’t do something,” Shoulders said. “So we wanted to provide an opportunity. We try to provide for people a sense that someone out there cares about them. That’s really what we feel like the job of Christians is to do.”

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In Memphis, Tenn., the Keating Street Church of Christ hosts its annual “Sharing Day” Nov. 17 at the Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Ave., Memphis.
Is your church sponsoring a clothing giveaway? Please post the details.

  • Feedback
    At Levy we will do our annual “Breakfast with Santa” on December 15th. We offer free Santa pics for children in our community while also hosting a winter coat give-a-way.
    Danny Dodd
    November, 14 2012
    For many years Circle Church of Christ in Corvallis Oregon has sponsored a clothing give away in early September. Each year over 1000 people are served. Leftover clothing is shared with other local congregations. Circle also sponsors a long tenured Campus Ministry in this college town of 55,000.
    Casey Long
    November, 15 2012
    The Clinton church of Christ in Clinton, Tennessee just completed a clothing giveaway in October. We offered clothing for adults and children free of charge with no limit to the number of items an individual could take. We usually have a clothing giveaway every other year; our donations come almost exclusively from our 100 members.
    Joey Smith
    November, 15 2012
    At the church of Christ at Trenton Crossing in Clarksville, TN, we give away clothing twice monthly. We have about 200 people each time. We also offer a free meal weekly and food boxes for emergency needs.
    We are blessed to have a building to use for our ministry that we named the Well. Our main goal is to establish relationships that will lead others to Christ.
    Diana McArthur
    November, 15 2012
    Although we’re members of the Wyoming Avenue Church of Christ in Detroit, my mom and I have been volunteering in the Westside Church of Christ’s Soup Kitchen. Every Wednesday they provide a hot meal (complete with dessert) and clothing to the members of their community.
    One Sunday a lady that benefited from the Soup Kitchen came to worship service with 9 members of her family!
    Monique White
    November, 20 2012

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