Please note: Due to the corona virus quarantine, and the safety of our clients and staff, the Clothes Closet open on Monday and Wednesdays from 9am to 11:45am. Temperatures are taken as you enter.
We are accepting donations of winter items, NEW socks and underwear, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and coats of every size.
Donations should be marked with the donor’s name and telephone number.
Thank you and stay well.
New Process for Food Pantry and Clothes Closet Monetary Donations
As you know, the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet have merged with the Outreach House. Naturally, these are still very important ministries to our congregation and many of us want to financially support these vital services.
As a result of the transition and change in management, FUMC is no longer processing monetary donations or making deposits of these funds. Any checks for the Lombard-Villa Park Food Pantry or FUMC Clothes Closet will be returned to you.
Going forward, all financial donations are handled and acknowledged by Outreach House. Make checks payable to Outreach House and send them to Outreach House, 220 South Main Street, Lombard. Be sure to write Food Pantry or Clothes Closet on the memo line to designate your donation. Donations of food and clothing may still be delivered to our church.
Thank you for your help!
The Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet has been operating for 7 years, providing clothes to our homeless and needy neighbors in Lombard and Villa Park. Families and individuals who have a Food Pantry card may also visit the Clothes Closet twice a month and select up to 6 articles of clothing at no charge on each visit.
We are fortunate to have been some very dedicated volunteers that keep us open and we could not have done without them. The people who visit the Clothes Closet are happy to see our friendly volunteers who also offer them a smile and words of encouragement from time to time. The staff makes our clients feel welcome and assists them where they can. So when folks leave, they are happier than when they came in and appreciative of what we are trying to do.
Christine Marousek is the director of the board and also runs the Clothes Closet. For more information or questions, Christine can be reached at Pantry_Closest@First UMCLombard.org