A team of compassionate volunteer “retailers” will help you find just what you and your family need in our mini-boutique of donated clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Diapers and pull-ups are also available.
We welcome donations of clean, good-condition clothing and small household goods. If you have a large donation, please fill out the form to arrange for pick-up or delivery.
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We provide emergency groceries and clothing to over 200 people each week to members of our community who find themselves in need. We are one of the oldest and most reputable food pantries in Winston-Salem and strive to share quality clothing and house goods, all at no cost.
I stole this copy word for word (please modify). Each day in Forsyth County, men, women and children living in poverty face real discrimination, because of their appearances, forcing them to bear an unjust burden of shame. On the simplest level, TSP aims to alleviate this burden by providing free, quality clothing to anyone in need, through our Clothes Closet. In addition to basic clothing, we attempt to provide all items a person needs to “get dressed”, including, but not limited to: business attire, school uniforms, shoes, jewelry, deodorant, shampoo, nail polish, hair dye, lotion, diapers, feminine hygiene products, belts, socks and undergarments.
On a deeper level, however, we hope our Clothes Closet provides much more than just clothing. Our hope is that new clothing may provide individuals with an increased sense of self-esteem, leading to increased self-confidence and self-worth — each vital steps toward overall well-being, improved quality of life and a renewed sense of self-determination, ultimately allowing individuals the opportunity to overcome the barriers associated with the stigma of poverty. No one is more conscious of your physical appearance than you are. When you look good, it can change the way you carry yourself and interact with other people.
Like all of TSP’s services, the Clothes Closet is available to a vast array of populations – homeless individuals, families in financial crisis, people with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, the intellectually disabled and others of low social status. Each of these populations often experience discrimination because of their social status, their appearance or their lack of access to amenities and services. The effect of this discrimination can be detrimental to personal health and well-being, which often results in further financial hardship, and impacts negatively on the ability to cope.