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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    Weekly Wish List

    UPDATED: September 16, 2014

    Clothing/Furniture Bank

    Men – 30-38
    Women – 8-13
    Children – 4-8

    Socks: Men, Women and Children – all sizes

    Men and Women – 7-14
    Children – 12-5

    Steel Toe Boots/Slip Resistant Shoes:
    Men – 8-14
    Women – 9-12

    Clothing for Men:
    Pants – 30-36
    Shirts – L-6XL

    Shirts for Men: XL-6X

    Plus size for Women:
    Jeans/Pants – 16-32 (PLUS SIZES)
    Shirts – 1X-6X

    Children’s clothes:
    Boys – 4T-12
    Girls – 6x-12

    Men – S-6XL
    Women – S-6XL
    Boys – Newborn-20
    Girls – Newborn-20

    Mattress Sets, Sofas, Dinette Sets, Chairs
    For furniture donations please call for pick up

    Cars and other vehicles in running condition


    - Crisis Assistance Department
    - Tax Services Program

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3821 West Beltline Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29204

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