Lydia's CLothing Closet
Due to the COVID crisis we are currently not open.
However we are using this time to relocate to a different space (next to the Porch) on site and expand our services
Visit us 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
When you come for the first time, we will interview you briefly and give you a copy of our guidelines. One of our friendly staff members will guide you in your search for clothes. We count the number of items you take just for our own records.
In 2019, we helped 2,248 people giving away 8211 items (that we recorded).
Between October 2019 and February 2020 we gave away 771 donated coats, through our Operation Warmup. Many thanks to everyone
**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.
June 2020: We are currently NOT taking donations
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)