If the stress of buying your kids school clothes has got you down, or if you have an important interview but have no dress clothes to make that first great impression, you can get help at the Concerned Citizens of Logan County Clothes Closet located on Morgan Street in Russellville.
Concerned Citizens Director Doris Vick, with the help of Sandy Maxberry of Sheepgate Ministries, is providing clothes, food, and woman’s personal hygiene products for free to those in need. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. No proof of income is required and no questions will be asked of you accept “what do you need,” said Maxberry.
Since the closing of Sheepgate Ministries, Maxberry has been searching for a place to volunteer her time. She says God has placed her where she needs to be and she couldn’t ask for a better mission.
“The Lord commands us to feed and clothe his people. He didn’t specify what people. He said all of his people,” said Maxberry, who also had very nice things to say about Vick and the Concerned Citizens. “She (Vick) is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is so giving and is such a hard worker.”
Vick said the idea behind the Clothes Closet began because of need in the community. Concerned Citizens helps in many areas including tutoring kids, feeding the hungry, keeping the elderly either cool or warm, and now clothing those who are in need. It’s thanks to the community and others who have made our non-profit possible, said Vick.
“Times are tough,” said Vick. “People are needing help. We want to provide that help as much as we can.”
The house the Clothes Closet is located was donated to the Concerned Citizens to use by the Cornelius family. Michael Cornelius is allowing the Concerned Citizens to use his parent’s (Ruben and Sally) home until the non-profit can purchase it. Vick said the house will be the future home of the Concern Citizens Cornelius Learning Center, but for now it will serve as the home of the Clothes Closet until funding becomes available for purchasing the property.
The Clothes Closet runs on donations. This means the community can donated their old clothes instead of throwing them out.
“We only ask that the clothes be something the donor wouldn’t mind wearing themselves. We also ask that they be in good shape, no holes, stains or tears, and that the donor wash them before dropping them off at the KP Hall across the street,” said Maxberry.
The Clothes Closet accepts garments of all sizes (men or women), kids clothes, shoes, purses, coats, jackets, etc.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.