Montgomery City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been serving their local community through a clothing and household items resale program for many years. There is a small village of dedicated women who run the mission. Volunteers meet at the church and organize donations. The women set up items around the church basement like a department store and welcome families in to browse the sections. They even arrange a Toyland in the months leading up to Christmas. People in the community have heard about Toyland and bring in donations. The women say it always feels good knowing a child will have a great experience at Christmas because of their efforts. No child should have to go without presents when there are so many at the church just waiting for a home.
Visitors who are able pay $5 per bag of purchased items.
The Clothing Closet also has a separate room for baby items. They partner with the local Birthright program to get these goods to families suddenly expecting a child. These families, as well as those who have had difficulties such as a house fire, pay nothing for the items they need.
Besides providing toys and help for families, the Clothing Closet brings