Everyone has spring cleaning on their mind now that the weather has warmed up. Here is some extra motivation. Neighbor to Neighbor’s clothing room, is running very low.
The clothing room provides free clothing, including shoes, coats and jackets and accessories for men, women and children.
On Tuesday, the shelves and bins were virtually empty. Neighbor to Neighbor is in particular need of children’s clothes and disposable baby diapers.
They also accept sheets, towels, linens and blankets.
“Just a few weeks after I started here, Hurricane Sandy came through and you couldn’t even walk through here,” Nancy Coughlin recalled of her first weeks in fall of 2012 as executive director back in 2012 and the outpouring of donated clothing after the storm. “The clothing room was bursting. We had a POD out back and that was full. And an extra storage room was full of donated clothes too,” Coughlin said.
Fast forward to the first day of April 2014 and the clothing room is virtually empty. While residents from Port Chester and Stamford, as well as Greenwich can qualify to clothe their entire families and make an appointment to visit the clothing room — and come every other month in order to have seasonally appropriate clothing, according to Coughlin, “The clothing is all donated and there is never enough clothing to meet the need.”
It’s not necessary to make an appointment to donate clothing. Just park in the annex parking lot and follow the signs at the back of the church to the clothing room, which is down one short flight of stairs.
Donations to the clothing room are gratefully received Monday through Saturday from 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Donors will be greeted by volunteers and will be asked to fill out a donation form. Donors estimate the value of donated items for tax purposes.
Neighbor to Neighbor is located in the Christ Church Annex at 248 East Putnam Ave. in Greenwich.
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