Clothing Closet Outreach

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WACC’s Outreach Department operates a “Clothing Closet” to provide clean, well-kept clothing to anyone in the community with such needs.

Lee Baumgarten and his volunteer staff operate the “closet” Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Good News! Starting in March we will go back to our every Thursday schedule as we think we have enough new volunteers recruited. We provide clothing for all ages and genders.  Clients should come to the door facing Stephens Street and go to the church basement and sign in. We provide clients with one sack of clothing at no charge.

We are saddened to report that one of our key members and founder of our “Clothing Closet” passed away December (2015). Nancy Baumgarten (pictured below, left) founded this outreach endeavor almost six years ago and has been the spark that has kept this ministry going. We offer our since condolences to Lee and continue this ministry in honor of Nancy. Also, our dear friend, vocalist and colleague Buddy Trabert (pictured back row right) passed away in December 2016. We miss his passion for outreach and Gospel Music.

Here is the helpful and committed staff of our Clothing Closet. They are committed to serve. Pictured are (back) Calvin Hoffman, (second) Lee Baumgarten, director, Doug Dearing, Micky Funkhouser, (bottom) Danielle and Nancy Harbaugh. Not pictured are volunteers Genny Hedges, Joan Staubs and Mone Widmeyer and Carol Demuth.

Clothing Closet Staff

We are in constant need of donated clothing (clean and well kept). Drop off at the church or we can pick it up.  We are also seeking volunteers to help us in this effort and are thinking about opening the “closet” on Saturdays if we can get the volunteers. See Lee Baumgarten (our Outreach Chair) or Pastor Ben Manning if you are interested.

We also provide worship services every other month on he second Friday of those months. at the Rescue Mission. Kathy Gess and Carol Earehart coordinate this. Contact them if you want to take part. Every other month e.g. February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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11 Responses to Clothing Closet Outreach

  1. Tina says:

    I have clothing I would like to donate. Am I only able to donate on Thursdays from 10-1pm? It’s hard for me to drop off at that time. Please let me know. Thank you

  2. belinda readinger says:

    hi i just have a question are u going to have to clothing closet on december 26th

  3. delma smith says:

    have good clothes for your use, unable to walk your steps but will bring them to the church when you want, let me know what day .you are excepting donations,, phone 304 707 1301 thank you

  4. Lorie says:

    If you live in West Virginia are you allowed to come get clothing there?
    Or do you know of a place near martinsburg, that does this?
    Reason being, I know a young single mother of two girls struggling. Her two girls could use some clothing, badly, even socks.
    One child is 4, think she wear size 5,and baby sister wears a size 4.
    Between the 2 girls they have maybe 4 summer outfits period, each.

    • Yes, Lorie… we serve those in Martinsburg in particular but extend out to the wider community in Berkeley County. We cannot promise particular sizes since clothes are donated and we do buy some new clothes from cash donations e.g. underwear and socks. It is a good idea to call first since we have construction going on at the church (304-263-5142). Otherwise, we are open on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Located 400 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg WV

  5. philip rotruck says:

    Im in need of winter clothes for my little girl 24 months to 2t. I also need clothes as well 34×34 and xl shirts

  6. Megan says:

    Is there an email address I can contact someone at?

  7. Keith McCall says:

    When can I drop off donated clothing & where?

  8. Tiffany McKee says:

    I have a 20×20 storage full of clothing for boys and girls all ages and sizes. Would you be interested in receiving our donation? If so…please give me contact info to get in touch with someone to organize drop off.

  9. Brandy says:

    I know a child that desperately needs clothes. She’s not mine but I want to help her. Am I able to get her clothes without her being mine

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