Clothing is distributed to those in need on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 am at the basement entrance to St. Malachi Church. Clothing and small household goods are distributed to local families in need, on the third Saturday of every month. An appointment is required for the third Saturday distribution. Please call 216-771-3030 to make an appointment or schedule an appointment in person at Malachi Center.
For those who wish to donate, please follow these main points from our Clothing Ministry Guidelines:
* Ordinarily the Clothing Ministry can accept a limit of 6 bags or boxes of donations per donation source, unless pre-arranged with a member of the Malachi Center or St. Malachi Church staff or clothing ministry leaders (phone numbers below).
* We request that 75% of clothing donations be FOR MEN, including seasonal, clean, lightly worn or new casual clothing, such as slacks, jeans, t-shirts, button shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shoes and seasonal hoodies, coats, gloves and hats. Ideally, 25% or less of clothing donations should be for woman and children.
* Please bring donations to the Church Basement Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM, or before or after the weekend masses. The Church Basement door is on the north side of the church.
* The Clothing Ministry receives a great many donations between mid-November (Thanksgiving) through December (Christmas and New Year). It would be helpful to donate winter clothing outside of this holiday period if at all possible.
For a complete copy of our “St. Malachi Clothing Ministry Guidelines” or a list of other “Donation & Distribution Centers At and Near St. Malachi Church,” please call John Lucic at 216-221-5017.
Volunteer skills needed include the ability to work as a team member, a warm friendly demeanor, organizational skills, desire to be of service to others, and the ability to evaluate the condition of, size, organize and sort clothing.
Ministry leaders are Pat Daw (216) 338-5260 and Mary Carol Lucic (216) 221-5017. Please contact one of them with questions or if you are interested in volunteering.