Lydia's CLothing Closet
At Lydia’s Closet, we provide free clothing to people in need. Professional wear, maternity, men’s, women’s and children’s items available. If we don’t have the size you require, take a “raincheck” and we will do our best to appeal to the community for what you ask for.
What to Expect
Currently due to the COVID pandemic you are not able to physically visit Lydia's Closet. However we still want to help you with clothing needs. Here is how we are operating currently.
Call or email our office leaving details of your needs.
Our volunteers will pick out the items from what we have available and get them ready for you.
We will then contact you to arrange a convenient time for you to collect.
Although we will try and complete your request as soon as we can sometimes it may take us up to 5 working days for us to complete this process.
In 2019, we helped 2,248 people giving away 8211 items (that we recorded).
Between October 2019 and February 2020 we gave away 856 donated coats, through our Operation Warmup. Many thanks to everyone.
*In 2020 we moved to the locker room behind the gymnasium as we needed more space!
**Twice yearly we have a Great Big Giveaway!
We take donations of clean, gently used men's, women's, children's and baby & maternity clothing. Our space is limited so when our drop box is full we cannot take any more. Please call our office to arrange a donation drop-offs.
Winter 2020: We are accepting donations of gently used, clean coats, snow-pants, boots, gloves, hats and scarves for men, women and children. We also need children's clothes for boys and girls size 2T and up.
Note - we only take donations of new socks and underwear.
Check our Facebook Page as we often update what specific items we are requesting.
Lydia's Clothing Closet is named after Lydia in the book of Acts in the Bible.
She was a Fashion Designer in that day!
Acts 16:14-16 tells her story…
“On the Sabbath, we left the city and went down along the river where we had heard there was to be a prayer meeting. We took our place with the women who had gathered there and talked with them. One woman, Lydia, was from Thyatira and a dealer in expensive textiles, known to be a God-fearing woman. As she listened with intensity to what was being said, God gave her a trusting heart—and she believed!” (the Message Version)
Replacing a client's worn-out, broken shoes with some athletic shoes from the clothing closet
Our Lord, you are King!
Majesty and power
are your royal robes.
You put the world in place,
and it will never be moved. (CEV)