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

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Opening Times

Mondays 10am- 1pm*

Wednesdays 10am- Noon*

Thursdays 10am-1pm*

*Please note last entry 20 minutes before closing time

We are now open three mornings a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Currently due to the COVID pandemic we are restricting the number of visitors to two guests at any one time. Masks must be worn. When you arrive be aware that you may be asked to wait until it is your turn to enter. 

If you would prefer not to visit, but you are in need, we invite you to call the office to give us a list of your requirements​. 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.

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If you do not wish to visit in person, our volunteers love to pick out outfits for you to collect when ready

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Two of our friendly volunteers

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!

 

Donating Clothes

We take donations of clean, gently used men's, women's, children's and baby & maternity clothing. Our space is limited so we cannot always take donations. Our Facebook page and website will be updated regularly about what we need. 

Drop off donations during opening hours or please call our office to arrange a time if that is not convenient, 

Spring 2021: We are accepting donations of gently used, clean children's clothes for boys and girls for ages 4 and up.

Note - we only take donations of new socks and underwear. 

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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
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Psalm 93:1

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)

We hold "Great Big Giveaways" twice a year when we change over our seasonal stock