St. Michael Catholic Church

Clothing Connection

Clothing Donations Accepted Starting Thursday, July 1!

The St. Michael Clothing Connection ministry will resume activity in mid-July and will be accepting clothing donations effective July 1. As in the past, gently used clothing and accessories for all ages and genders will be accepted.  Please bring your donations to the front office area and someone will advise as to where you may place them.

This ministry provides clothing to families within our parish and surrounding communities. Volunteers meet Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon to pick-up, sort and fold donated clothing; assess and fulfill clothing requests from Christian Connection and other outreach organizations; and assist ministry leaders as needed.

Mission:  Provide clothing to families in need.

  • Since the ministry’s inception in 2010, fourteen clothing give-away events have been held and over 6,600 individuals have been assisted through this ministry.
  • Approximately 80% of the gently-used clothing and shoes that are distributed by Clothing Connection are donated by St. Michael parishioners.

Ministry Leader Needed

The Clothing Connection Ministry is seeking a volunteer with strong organization, communication and leadership skills to fulfill the role of Ministry Leader, effective immediately.  As Ministry Leader you would oversee a team of volunteers relative to folding/sorting sessions, give-away events, outreach contacts, daily/weekly donations of clothing, ongoing inventory, and fulfillment of family clothing requests. Additionally, you would communicate regularly with SMC staff, the Clothing Connection team and other parish ministries, as needed.

Contacts

Marilyn Sinnes at 817.485.3302 or Click Here to Email

or Gina Morgan at 817.913.7689 or Click Here to Email

Statistics

2019

Families Helped

  • Total # of Families: 294
    • Via Referrals: 133
    • Via Give-Away Events: 161

People Served

  • Total # of People Served: 840
    • Via Referrals: 233   (Adults 109; Children 124)
    • Via Give-Away Events: 607   (Adults 298; Children 309)

Folding Sessions/Outreaches

  • # of Folding Sessions: 24
  • # of Unique Outreaches Helped: 19
  • # of Times Outreaches Served:   189

Volunteers

  • # of Volunteers Year End: 56
  • Average # of Volunteers Weekly: 16

2018

Families Helped

  • Total # of Families:  321
    • Via Referrals:  140
    • Via Give-Away Events:  181

People Served

  • Total # of People Served: 911
    • Via Referrals: 239     (Adults 135; Children 104)
    • Via Give-Away Events: 672     (Adults 300; Children 372)

Folding Sessions/Outreaches

  • # of Folding Sessions:  22
  • # of Unique Outreaches Helped:  19
  • # of Times Outreaches Served:  178

Volunteers

  • # of Volunteers Year End:  57
  • Average # of Volunteers Weekly:  15
Help Fund our Mission!
 

"The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit."  St. Basil the Great