Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New York City Rescue Mission is in urgent need of clothing donations

Signs have been posted around the neighborhood via the New York City Rescue Mission asking for donations of gently used clothing (and plus-size clothing) for men and women.

The photo on the flyer shows the current (empty) state of their Clothing Closet. Items mentioned that are needed include coats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, pants, shirts and blankets.

You can make donations in person 24/7 at the New York City Rescue Mission HQ at 90 Lafayette St. between Walker and White.

Other drop-off centers (hours vary) nearby, per the sign:

• Maryhouse, 55 E. Third St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue
• Graffiti Church, 205 E. Seventh St. between Avenue B and Avenue C
• Middle Collegiate Church , 50 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue
• The Catholic Worker St. Joseph House, 36 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue
• The Bowery Mission, 227 Bowery near Prince


JQ LLC said...

with 60,000 adults and 100,000 grade school students homeless and who knows how many working poor people who can't put any money aside for new clothes because of food, rent and bills, this mission needs a major cash contribution.

Will any of these predator developers, film and tv producers, artists, recently enriched city council officials, agents of the city or even event planners, with all the subsidies and exemptions they have been given from part of our paychecks, make even a small contribution or donate some of their fine designer duds to the cause.

Goggla said...

Thank you for posting this. I have many things ready for donation. It's good to know they can use blankets as well.

Gojira said...

If only, JQ, if only. However, the sheer indifference that the vast majority of developers, politicians, and the other 1%-ers you mentioned feel towards the less fortunate is on daily display here; I doubt it would cross their minds to do anything even remotely as charitable and kind as Goggla and other caring individuals will. And yes, this is a great opportunity to clean out my closet. Weekend project!

Anonymous said...

Yes men and women shower and stay overnight so sheets, blankets, and pillows are needed too. Also want to mention that people tend to donate and volunteer around the holidays. Please donate these items now if you can. Also please consider donating and volunteering AFTER the holidays are over. Every year they are inundated with volunteers around the holidays and then in Jan/Feb when the temps are life threatening and they need donations and volunteers there are none around. The same applies for the summer as well. They can always use volunteers and help during the summer. The post doesn't mention one of the biggest needs- new underwear and socks. These can be bought cheaply and in bulk online. Please check if your company has any kind of matching program for donations or a program where employees volunteer in the city. Finally, all donations are tax deductible. There is a standard deduction for clothing donations as long as you donate by Dec 31.

Anonymous said...

I, too, plan on thinning out. There are always plenty of items left on the street that are perfectly good. I grab them always and wash/repair as needed. I have a fresh stack of men's XL flannels —— really nice ones —— washed and ready to be donated, plus jeans and socks and our excess gloves and blankets. Thanks for posting the area outlets for donation. That info should be more readily available in the hood! Plus it feels great to donate good stuff that would have ended up in a landfill. People, we can all help our neighbors, no need to be rich to do so.

However, you rich peeps who now call the hood home should step it up. But, by all means, keep throwing that stuff away with tags yet! Rich people waste a lot.

Scuba Diva said...

I wish I had known about this sooner; I just gave a load of coats and other clothing to Wearable Collections, but I still have some things left that will go to the Rescue Mission.

Scott said...

Any ideas on drop off times for Graffiti Church. I couldn't find anything on the website.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry - just took a huge amount of clothing to Housing Works but will look out more for you. Glad to know of it now.