NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) – When you walk into the Niagara Gospel Mission in Niagara Falls, it looks like a department store.
“That’s the goal. The clothes closet should be like a store. We want you to shop, you just don’t have to pay,” said Heather Goodwin, a volunteer who has worked at the closet for over one year.
The Mission’s basement has been renovated into “Clothes Closet”, a full-scale “store” with shelves and shelves of clothing. Anyone during opening hours (Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) can show up and purchase a maximum of ten free items each.
“There are clothes for men, women, children. All sizes and everything you might need. The Clothes Closet even offers high-end items such as winter jackets, shoes and even costumes for dress well or for job interviews,” Goodwin said.
To shop at Clothes Closet, the process is simple. All you have to do is show up, write your name, and receive a shopping cart – then you’ll be on your way to taking home some free clothes.
“There’s more to it too. We have toiletries, and if we don’t have what you need, we’ll help you find it,” Goodwin said.
The Clothes Closet actively accepts clothing donations at all times.
“No matter how many clothes we pack, they always come out. We’ll take it all. We actively serve 60 or more people each week with the clothes closet, but more are always welcome. Anything we can do to help, we will,” said Donna Stevens, the volunteer coordinator at the Mission.
If you would like to donate clothing to the Mission, you can through their website.