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Since March of 2004, thanks to a partnership with the South Dakota Human Services Center (SD HSC), a project called The Clothing Closet has offered community members who are struggling to make ends meet the opportunity to receive free, quality clothing in a dignified, and welcoming space. Since it’s inception, thousands of individuals of all ages have been served by this critical community service.


This year, due to the increased need in the Yankton community and surrounding areas, a more accessible location for those needing clothing, as well as the manpower required, SD HSC and United Way of Greater Yankton started a conversation on how to better serve the public.

Partners have gathered to discuss how our community can continue this critical program in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. United Way of Greater Yankton has led this effort, working with community leaders and organizations to relocate The Clothing Closet while maintaining a seamless transition of services.

Thanks to a strong partnership with Servant Hearts Clinic, a nonprofit free health care organization located at 3rd & Capital, United Way will be facilitating The Clothing Closet program within the available storefront space on 3rd Street. Servant Hearts Clinic will be donating the space needed to house the program, United Way will be managing costs associated with programming, logistics of collection and distribution, and with the assistance of United Way’s Heart Club Committee, managing volunteer groups to help with collection and customer service.

United Way of Greater Yankton will continue its relationship with SD HSC, local retailers and other non-profit organizations to create a seamless transition of services for those seeking clothing with the hopes of re-opening The Clothing Closet, at the new location, in the spring of 2019.

In the meantime, The Clothing Closet regular distribution hours will remain on the SD HSC campus until further noted.

United Way of Greater Yankton would like to thank the South Dakota Human Services Center for their incredible community outreach, providing this service to the greater Yankton community for so many years, and look forward to our continued partnership maintaining The Clothing Closet mission.

For more information about The Clothing Closet, please contact United Way of Greater Yankton at or (605)665-6766.

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