New Clothing Ministry Looking for Churches Willing to Hold Clothing Drives!
Tots is an Alive in Christ Lutheran Church ministry in Columbia that provides clothing to infants and young children up to age 5. Tots is open on the first Wednesday of the month from 4-6 pm and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 2-4 pm. This ministry was developed as a result of a need identified by Love, INC. There are other resources for clothing for adults (i.e. Wardrobe), but not for young children. Families are referred to Tots from Love INC.
When families come to Tots, they receive clothing for their children, but we also ask them if they have a church and offer to pray with them. So far, not one family has turned down prayer. The families seem almost surprised that a church is providing clothing to families. Recently, two of the families that came to Tots were picking up clothing for extended family members, whom they had taken into their homes to prevent them from going into foster care. Tots is a way we can meet both a physical, tangible need and a spiritual need by introducing them to Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
We are looking for other churches who would be interested in having a clothing drive to help with supplying the clothing. Please contact Mary Clark for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.