Our monthly WARDROBE | Clothing Exchange is held at Downton Baptist Church, South Lane, Downton. We aim to serve our community by the giving and receiving of clothing. Everyone is welcome. We offer a warm and friendly place to browse and share in our free refreshments.
We have changed our name from The Clothing Exchange to The WARDROBE. This is because we now have The LARDER, The KITCHEN, The GARDEN and The TABLE. (Ask a member of DBC to explain!)
Dates for 2023
Clothes can be brought to the church on Monday to Thursday 9.00 am -1.00 pm or Sunday mornings.
(We respectfully ask that clothes are not left times when the church is closed because the church is also used by external users).
Next The WARDROBE | Clothing Exchange: 20th January, 17th February, 17th March, (No WARDROBE in April), 19th May, 16th June, 14th July, (No WARDROBE in August), 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, (No WARDROBE in December).
Doors open at 2.00 pm. The WARDROBE finishes at 3.30 pm.
Hand santizer can be found at the entrance and exit. We may need to restrict numbers in the building at any time. More details will be available upon arrival.
Is there a cost?
There is NO cost for receiving anything from The WARDROBE. Nor is it necessary for you to bring a donation with you. What we receive is freely given to you.
When can you leave your donations?
The Church is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 1pm. There is a large box for collections in the first room from the reception. The church is also open on a Sunday morning from 10am until 12.15pm. You are welcome to bring items on the day.
What is collected?
We collect clothes, shoes, belts and handbags.
For any other items, such as toys, bedding or furniture, please take this directly to Trussell Trust.
How is best to leave the donations?
Please bag the clean clothes in small carrier bags. This makes it easier for our volunteers to carry them. Thank you!
What happens to the excess donations?
All excess clothing is donated to Trussell Trust and charities, for sale in their shops or recycling
Are you in need?
If you are in need of help then please contact us. Also, please see our foodbank
page and our help
page for links.
Why do we do this?
We believe that we should serve our community by helping anyone in need. We also wish to reuse unwanted items and play our part in being kind to our world. Thank you for your support.
For further information please contact our Church office on 01725 512971
or email firstname.lastname@example.org