Joseph's Coat, a program of The Storehouse of Collin County which distributes gently used and new clothing to families at no cost, is experiencing an increased demand for fall children’s clothing, sizes 4-16, as well as sneakers and athletic shoes for all. This demand has become even more critical since Joseph’s Coat increased its operating hours, now serving by appointment three days a week.
“For anyone who has ever had boys, it’s easy to imagine that they may be harder on their clothing than girls, which might explain the shortage of boys clothing donated at The Storehouse,” said Christi Ferrell, director of Joseph’s Coat. “We are also experiencing a need for children’s athletic shoes for both boys and girls as well as new underwear.”
Each week volunteers clean, sort, organize and distribute clothing donations received from generous donors. An average of 4,000 garments are provided monthly. In 2021, Joseph’s Coat distributed 43,804 articles of clothing at no cost to 1,322 households.
“We hope you will take a minute and clean out your closets for any children’s items you might be able to drop off at The Storehouse to help others in need,” added Ferrell. “The Storehouse is incredibly grateful for the community’s donations and generosity, which enables us to serve so many year ’round.”
Please visit the Joseph’s Coat outside donation shed, located in the north parking lot at 1401 Mira Vista Drive in Plano, to drop off these needed items. For more details, visit www.thestorehousecc.org/in-kind-donations
The Storehouse of Collin County provides short-term assistance and long-term transformation to residents of Collin County in need through the Seven Loaves Food Pantry, Joseph’s Coat Clothing Closet, Project Hope Neighbor Care, and The Academy Education Program. The nonprofit was founded in 2009 under the name of Seven Loaves Community, which provided food pantry staples and grew over the years to meet a variety of needs. Over 3,000 families on average access Seven Loaves each month. The Storehouse provides clothing at no cost through Joseph’s Coat as well as counseling and case management through Project Hope. The Academy provides free and reduced-cost classes to assist with language, job, or life skills development. Visit www.thestorehousecc.org. The Storehouse EIN: 27-1883333