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ORGANIZATION: PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES INC

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Clothing with Purpose collects new and gently used clothing. Volunteers sort the items by gender, size, type, and season. After they are sorted and boxed accordingly, we distribute them back out to direct-service partner agencies in our tri-county area and beyond. Typical recipients are schools, churches, and a variety of other nonprofit agencies that give the clothes away directly to those in need.

Donated clothes require daily attention, and volunteers are critical to keeping the process moving along smoothly.

Our biggest need is for volunteers that will be able to commit to a recurring commitment!

This past year, we were instrumental in giving away over 135,000 articles of clothing, most of them new. Much of this success is driven by the volunteers that give their time throughout the year getting clothes ready for distribution.

How to be prepared:

Our space is limited so we prefer no more than 4 people at a time. You’ll need to schedule your time with us so we know when to expect you and are ready for your arrival. (no walk-ins)

Minors over 12 years old are welcome with an accompanying parent or chaperone.

When volunteering, wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Sometimes volunteers may be asked to lift some boxes. The clothes need to be sorted, sized, and grouped by gender and season and boxed up. Specific instructions will be given so you’ll know exactly what, where, and how to do the sorting. There is ice/water onsite and a refrigerator/microwave available to use should you like to bring a snack to eat while you’re here.

Typical shifts are 3-4 hour blocks of time any time between 9 am - 4 pm.

Please wear closed-toed shoes.

Thank you for considering our agency and we look forward to your visit.

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About PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES INC

Location:

4115 POST ST, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32205, US

Mission Statement

Presbyterian Social Ministries (PSMJax) is a leading partner in efforts to end homelessness and operates as the community distributor of clothing by building a community where everyone has access to the essential goods and resources they need. We are the connector; connecting those who have with those who need.

Description

PSMJax organized as a nonprofit have programs that meet the needs of impoverished households in Jacksonville since 2004. PSMJax consistently achieves remarkable outcomes in fulfilling its mission to connect the most disadvantaged individuals with resources to foster stability.

PSMJax operates two major programs supporting our mission to connect those who have with those who need: CWP supplies brand new and high-quality used clothing and household goods to over 80 community agencies that redistribute the items for free. Together with our community partners, we provide clothing to the most vulnerable in Jacksonville, addressing the geographical barriers hindering access to essential attire.

HOME SAFE connects chronically homeless households with permanent stable housing. This HUD-funded program follows a Housing First model prioritizing housing as a necessary first step before individuals can successfully address health, employment, and other challenges. Case managers provide guided support to the unique culture, needs, desires, and challenges of each individual. 91% of those individuals maintained stable housing for one year or longer.

The number of community agencies receiving inventory from CWP grew over 60% percent in 2022, from 50 to 80 agencies served. As a rough approximation, considering an average of seven items per person, we have effectively catered to the needs of over 19,000 vulnerable persons by supplying them with essential clothing.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Faith-Based
Children & Youth, Community, Faith-Based

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4115 Post StPresbyterian Social MinistriesJacksonville, FL 32205

(30.31144,-81.7197)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Typical work shifts are 2-4 hour blocks. We are flexible.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes.

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