Rose Avenue Community Center announced this week that “because of the abundant blessings of our God & Father, and due to the amazing generosity of this loving community” they are unable to accept any clothing donations, except formal wear and accessories for Cinderella’s Closet Ministry, until May 1.
“We are overwhelmed with clothing donations, so much so, that we are out of room,” Gregg Fessler, RACC representative said. “Please, help us to maintain the Free Clothing Center in a manner we can best serve the public, and as we work through the current backlog of donations, we should be able to resume accepting donations by May 1.”
RACC will continue to accept donations of food items, especially for the Little Free Pantry Blessing Box located at the front of the Community Center, as well as monetary gifts and personal hygiene supplies. The Free Clothing Center will remain open for the public to shop for clothing, shoes, coats, accessories, etc.
The Free Clothing Center hours include the first Tuesday each month open to school children only 5:30-6:30 p.m.; all other Tuesdays it is open to general public from 5:30-7 p.m.; every Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.; the third Friday each month from 5:30-7 p.m. and the fourth Saturday each month from 3 to 5 p.m. For the immediate future, contact the Second Chance Center of Hope, located at 420 Oakland Ave. in Washington C.H., or by calling 740-620-4133, to drop off clothing donations.
“We would like to thank the folks in this community for all you do for us, and we look forward to working for you more in the future,” Fessler said. “Please help us in this matter, and as always, if you have any questions, please call the Center.”
To contact RACC, call (740) 636-ROSE(7673), or look up online at www.heritagewch.com/rose-ave/, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/roseavenue, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular office hours are Monday to Friday, 2 to 5 p.m.