Working Hard for the Working Poor.

This moment, one in two families in the Midlands of South Carolina falls near or below the poverty line. The Cooperative Ministry is here to provide emergency assistance to those in crisis, providing direct assistance, counseling, guidance and prayer. With the support of generous congregations, individuals and companies in our community, we desire to honor God by reflecting divine compassion for those less fortunate — working hard to lift the Midlands' working poor out of crisis and poverty.

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    Wish List

    Canned Food with Pop-Tops Needed.
    Coats & Jackets of all sizes.
    Children’s clothing sizes 0-8
    Women’s Plus Size Clothing
    Youth shoes-sizes 13 – 6
    Women shoes-sizes 7 – 13
    Men shoes- ALL Sizes
    Men’s- Sizes 32 – 54  (short and long lengths)
    Tops- Sizes XL – 5XL
    Pant Sizes- 16 – 32Underwear:
    ALL Sizes needed for men, women and children

    All sizes needed for men, women & children.

    Furniture :Basic household items. Nothing that plugs in.

    Assistance needed with data entries and reception desk.

    Vehicles in running condition for Autos for Opportunities.

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3821 West Beltline Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29204

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