An article in Saturday’s Goshen News detailed the free clothing exchange on Saturday at Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Goshen, which is led by Pastor Jim Brown. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Annual exchange offers free clothing to community
Community members in the hundreds converged on Grace Community Church in Goshen Saturday morning, lured by the promise of free children’s clothing.
Saturday marked the kickoff of the church’s annual New to You Children’s Clothing Exchange, now in its 12th year, where the church gathers donations of new or gently used clothing from church and community members and then offers them up for free during the exchange event.
“Essentially how this event works is we accept donations on Thursday and Friday, we fill our gym full of new or gently used cloths, and then on Saturday, we open the doors to give it all away for free,” said Kariann Yotter, a Grace church member and one of the coordinators of Saturday’s event. “It started out with donations coming from just the church, and then we’ve just grown it over the years. We advertise it on Facebook, so we get a lot of people from the community that see us on Facebook that come in and bring their clothes. So we get a lot from the church, but we also get a lot just from the community that volunteer and bring clothes in.”
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