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Hempfield Clothing Bank

Clothing bank

Sometimes, surrounded by affluence, it’s easy to assume that everyone is well-fed, clothed and cared for within our community. But even in our neighborhoods in the Hempfield area, there are families who struggle to find basic commodities. Landisville Mennonite along with the churches in the Hempfield Ministerium, is privileged to partner with the Hempfield School District to provide tangible support for families through the newly opened Hempfield Clothing Bank. The Clothing Bank was formerly located at a school that has since been demolished. For the past year, the Clothing Bank was shuttered for lack of space within the district’s buildings. The social work department presented the need for a designated space to the Hempfield Ministerium. At Landisville Mennonite we were able to move out of a Sunday School classroom to make space available. The room is accessed through a main entrance at the back of the building and has been tastefully transformed into a fully stocked clothing bank. Staffed by church volunteers and coordinated by the Hempfield Social Work Department, the clothing bank was open for several weeks on Tuesdays during the spring. Patrons are invited to “shop” the racks at no cost. Inventory is supplied by donations from district employees and others. For more information contact Melvin Frye of the Hempfield social work department at #459-9003.

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