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FREE CLOTHING IS AVAILABLE

The Cooperative Ministry's Clothing & Furniture Bank supports the organization's mission by assisting low-income individuals and families needing free clothing for work, school, and civil life.

The clothing bank provides free clothing to individuals, families, and any approved agency making a request for clients. Agency requests can be made in person, by mail, telephone, FAX, or by email.

Individuals must apply in person.

Intake Process for Individual Clothing Requests

  • Requests must be made in person.

  • Individuals must reside in Richland County.

  • Individuals must have a South Carolina Driver's License or State Identification card and a Social Security card for each person in the household who is receiving clothing.

  • Anyone who is age 18 or older must come in person for clothing.

  • Clients must complete intake paperwork at the front counter located through The Cooperative Ministry's main entrance.

  • Clients will then be escorted to the clothing bank's waiting area, where they will meet with an intake volunteer or staff member.

    • Identification for each clothing recipient will be examined.​

    • Clients will learn about the organization's mission and all other available services.

    • Intake paperwork and clothing needs will be reviewed.

  • Clients will be escorted to the clothing bank store setting, where they can shop for approved clothing needs.​

  • At checkout, a volunteer or staff member will ensure clothing needs have been met per the intake paperwork. The client will be escorted from the clothing bank area.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

CLOTHING DONATIONS: We accept clothing bank donations. Please bring items in a large bag or a box.
Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon.

FURNITURE DONATIONS: 

  • New and gently used furniture donations must be delivered to The Cooperative Ministry's clothing bank, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon. Our staff cannot pick up furniture.

    • It's best to call ahead and speak with Clothing and Furniture Bank Director Dave Peoples at (803) 799-3853, ext. 312, before your delivery. We cannot accept damaged furniture or items that surpass our storage capacities.

  • The Cooperative Ministry has an ongoing need for tables, chairs, and bedding.*

    • *Bedding must be clean with no tears and no stains.​

  • The Cooperative Ministry generally doesn't need bookshelves, oversized dressers, or china and curio cabinets.

We are a 501(c)(3), and your donations are tax-deductible.

CURRENT NEEDS

Women’s Plus Size Clothing

Men’s durable pants – khakis and dark jeans

Men’s 2X and larger Clothing

Tables and Chairs

HOW YOU CAN HELP
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 MISSION FOR THE MIDLANDS

 

To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.