LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Park View Community Mission's Clothing Connection program is now operating in a new location.
The Clothing Connection is Park View's sixth community program in the Lynchburg area and is now in a space of its own: a 5,000-square foot facility on the south side of The Plaza's lower level at the end of Wilton Avenue.
The goal is to connect people in need with new or gently used clothing.
SEE ALSO: USDA increases SNAP benefits up to $100 per household through September 2021
Park View said free clothing was originally a part of the organization's Food for Families program, with just a few racks of clothes off to the side in the basement of its old church building. By the end of 2019, Park View said the clothing section had outgrown the space and relocated to a 1200-square foot room at the Life Skills Institute, across the street in the Plaza's lower level.
The organization said it distributed more than 40,000 pounds of clothes and shoes for adults and children during the COVID-19 pandemic, which it said highlights both the increased need and the generous donations from the community.
The Clothing Connection is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for people to come and get clothes or drop off donations.
Park View said it also needs volunteers to help sort and hang clothes at the facility as well as people to help with checkout needs.