Every week, we open the doors of our Free Community Store for shoppers to access clothing and household items they need but cannot afford. We would love to tell you about a recent experience that one of our shoppers had at The Giving Closet. We’ll call him Mike to protect his privacy.
Mike and his family experienced a financial emergency that resulted in them living in their car. Living in a car for one person can prove challenging, let alone having an entire family in those cramped quarters. Mike applied and interviewed for a great new job, but he had to have steel toe boots. This new job would provide for his family, but he didn’t have the funds to buy the new boots it required.
He visited The Giving Closet with his family and shared his need for boots with a volunteer. The volunteer’s eyes lit up! A pair of boots had recently been donated. She ran to get them and eagerly waited while Mike tried them on. The boots were a perfect fit! He was so amazed the Closet would even have steel toe boots, let alone in his size! The volunteer smiled, as she had seen it many times before. Donations often come in that just so happen to meet a specific shopper’s need. Mike’s story is an amazing example of how The Giving Closet supplies more than just clothing! This family received a dose of hope through steel toe work boots in size 14!
When you support The Giving Closet through financial contributions or donated items, you help supply hope and help to those who need it most! If you would like to partner with us to help more shopping experiences like Mike’s happen, click this link to contribute today: Donate