Over the next four weeks, individuals are asked to bring any new or slightly-used winter clothing items that they are no longer using.
Items being accepted are used and new coats, snow pants, overalls, hats, gloves, scarves and boots in all sizes. Also accepted are adult sweatshirts, work shirts, vests, long underwear (new only) and jeans/pants (no holes and black pants are especially helpful).
Please bring your items to worship on Sunday mornings and put them in the box by the seminary main entrance. During the week, items can be dropped off at Sioux Falls Seminary from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
People can also drop things off at Center of Hope (225 E. 11th Street) during the week from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Center of Hope is also in need of adult bikes (24 inches or taller). Bikes need to be dropped off at Center of Hope.
Center of Hope is committed to offering low cost winter clothing for all people. Most items are priced from free to $20, depending on quality and branding. No proof of income or sign up is required. All are welcome.
Center of Hope attempts to treat guests with dignity. Charging a small amount for an item allows the guest to decide on the quality of the item they would like and how to spend their money. They believe that providing only free items might enable a person to take advantage of a system. Offering only free items would not offer the guest the opportunity to make a decision on how to utilize their money.
Center of Hope understands that there are times when a free item would be a blessing or would help stretch a tight budget. That is why there are some free items.
Center of Hope is a place where all are welcome, no matter what one’s life situation may be. The winter outer wear is low cost and is for all ages. Center of Hope offers Bible studies, worship, and prayer. They also offer visits for people at home, the hospital, jail or prison, or on the street. The other items offered include a Bike-to-Work program which offers low cost transportation for people who are working or looking for work, but have no transportation to get there. Free computer access for job search and online applications is available. There is an on-site Health Ministry Nurse and a faith-based 12-step recovery program.