Newman UCC’s Used Clothing Collections
Newman Congregational Church, UCC in Rumford continues in its relationship with St. Pauly Textile Inc., a used clothing collection company that was founded 20 years ago in Rochester NY and is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. The company works with non-profit organizations to set up used clothing drop off sheds designed to give community members a clean, attractive, and well-monitored place to donate gently used textile items, which are then distributed both here in the U.S. and worldwide to people who need them.
Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals. Donors are asked to donate items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements. There is a small box on the shed that contains receipts to help donors take a tax deduction.
The church receives funding for clothing collected, and additionally has the option to use any of this clothing to serve community needs.
St. Pauly Textile, Inc. collects over 80,000 pounds of clothing every day and estimates that this clothing ends up in 44 different countries (including the United States) yearly. In 2015, the company was able to help keep over 15 million articles of clothing out of landfills.
For more information, visit www.stpaulytextile.com
The donation shed is located in the parking lot of Newman UCC, 100 Newman Avenue in Rumford.
Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and extends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome.
Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916
For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742, x11.
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