Help Us Distribute Clothes to Those in Need in Our Community
Our Bethel Boutique is our clothes closet that we operate for families of the Bethel-Danebo School District, through referrals from school counselors. We provide new and quality used clothing, with new shoes, socks, and underwear for all sizes (both male and female).
We’re aiming for an improved experience for our “shoppers” and volunteers. We’re hoping for more and more fashionable clothing and more and more volunteers to assist our shoppers and organize the donated apparel. A sign-up sheet is available on the “Connect” wall in the entryway if you’d like to volunteer, or contact Diana Renn to be added to her volunteer list to get updated requests when she has them for sorting, helping kids shop, etc. You’ll love the new experience we’re providing for the kids that come through! This is a great ministry!
- First Saturday from 9:00am – Noon
- Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 1:00 – 4:00pm
- Third Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30pm
To get involved, contact Diana Renn at (541) 688-9085. Visit our Facebook page, too!
Lindsey missed her October appointment at the Bethel Boutique. But last week she called back, anxious to come get the much needed clothes for her six year old daughter. We had an opening that evening, so she was thrilled. Lindsey cried when I showed her the shopping list. She was overwhelmed at the quantity of items. “Really? Seven tops?” she asked.
Lindsey shared that chemotherapy treatments were the reason she couldn’t come in October. Then we learned her husband had recently passed away. My thoughts went to this little six year old and what her life had been like the last year. Gayle Faust and Lindsey had fun pairing leggings with an Elsa sweatshirt. Gayle recently donated 43 cotton skirts to the Craft Fair and Bethel Boutique. I could hear the two of them laughing as they came up with cute outfits with skirts, leggings, and tops. (We still have a few left for sale if you need one for a young girl.)
After Lindsey got all the shopping bags in the backseat of her car, she turned around with tears in her eyes and gave me the biggest hug. This is just one of the behind-the-scenes stories of this amazing ministry that happens every week at Bethesda.
– Diana Renn
P.S. As you do your Christmas shopping, will you donate the clothing store shopping bags (no grocery bags)? We especially like the ones with handles.
Wish List: Boys knit pants, khakis, and jeans, all in sizes 6-14.
How to Donate Clothes
If you have been wondering how you go about donating to the clothes closet, kindly follow these three steps to make our volunteers’ jobs as easy as possible:
1 All donations must be in good condition and freshly washed. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself “Is my donation something that a child or teen would wear to school?” The Clothes Closet serves children from kindergarten through high school. If possible, donate only “in-season” clothing due to our storage limitations.
- No torn, stained clothing or broken zippers
- No used undergarments (underwear, bras, etc.)
- No bathing suits
- We are NO longer accepting used shoes
2 Package items in small to medium sized trash bags so our volunteers can easily lift them. Close bags to avoid spilling.
3 Place donations downstairs in the bin outside of the Clothes Closet. We are located in the church’s lower-level. The church is open weekdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm and Sunday morning the doors are always open!
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)
4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402