Posted on March 27, 2019 14:19
THE CLOTHING CLOSET – NEW LOCATION to OPEN on April 1, 2019
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 its inception, thousands of individuals of all ages have been served by this critical community service.
This past 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 now be facilitating The Clothing Closet program within the available storefront space at 203 E 3rd Street within Yankton’s Meridian District.
The Clothing Closet will officially be open to families in need of clothing at the new 203 E 3rd Street location, beginning Monday, April 1, 2019. Regular service hours will be 2:00pm – 6:00pm each Monday afternoon. Vouchers from outside agencies are no longer needed for families to participate, however an initial application process will be conducted asking family demographics and overall need. Family information will also be used to track use of the program.
Clothing donations WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED at the new location. Community Clothing drives will be conducted by United Way quarterly with community locations to be announced. If you have clothing you would like to donate, stay tuned for a community announcement on the upcoming Spring Clothing Drive!
Once again, United Way of Greater Yankton would like to thank the South Dakota Human Services Center for their incredible community outreach providing this service for so many years and look forward to our continued partnership maintaining The Clothing Closet mission.
For more information about The Clothing Closet, how to donate or how to volunteer, please contact United Way of Greater Yankton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605)665-6766.