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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    • Post Free Financial Ed Classes

      The Cooperative Ministry has announced its July-September lineup for free financial education classes.

      • Family Budgeting will be Wednesday

      • Post We need household furnishings

        When looking to get rid of your used household furniture - especially tables and chairs - please consider a gift to The Cooperative Ministry. Our fur

      • Post Cars are needed

        Through its Autos for Opportunities program, The Cooperative Ministry accepts used cars in any condition. We even provide free towing service from Mi

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    Wish List

    Food Pantry Needs:
    – Non-perishable proteins, including tuna, beans, meats and peanut butter *no expired items, please
    – Washcloths for hygiene bags
    – Cereal and breakfast items
    – Personal care items including shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and more


    Clothing Bank Needs:
    – Women’s Plus Sized Clothing
    – Children’s clothing sizes 0-8
    – Children’s Shoes in all sizes
    – Men’s Clothing
    – Underwear (all sizes for men, women, and children – new only)
    – Socks (all sizes for men, women, and children)


    – Kitchen tables, chairs, and assorted furniture
    – Misc household items (that do not plug in)
    – Dishes and cookware


    – Crisis assistance volunteers
    – Clothing bank volunteers
    – Data entry and reception desk volunteers
    – Interns and work-study participants


    – Vehicles in running condition for Autos for Opportunities.

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(803) 799-3853

3821 West Beltline Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29204

Cooperative Ministry