Acts 4 Ministry in Waterbury, Connecticut Seeking Donations for Back-to-School Uniform "Swap & Shop"

During June and July, 2016, the non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry in Waterbury is seeking monetary and school uniform donations in varying sizes and colors to be distributed to area children-in-need August 1-30, 2016.
By: Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
Acts 4 Ministry Volunteer Coordinator sorts through donated school uniforms
Acts 4 Ministry Volunteer Coordinator sorts through donated school uniforms
WATERBURY, Conn. - June 13, 2016 - PRLog -- In August, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury will host their 11th annual Back-to-School "Swap and Shop" of school uniform tops and bottoms that will be distributed free or at low costs to children throughout Greater Waterbury.

During June and July, the non-profit non-denominational Acts 4 Ministry will welcome monetary donations plus new or gently-used uniform tops in white, blue (any shade), black or grey, and bottoms in khaki, navy, black and grey. All sizes will be accepted, sizes 6, 7, 8, and above are especially needed. School accessories are also needed including book-bags, lunch bags, rulers, folders and writing tools.

The charitable Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. welcomes individuals or families who have suddenly lost their homes to a fire, flood or other unexpected devastation or upsetting life event to visit their Thomaston Avenue retail shop to personally select, at no charge, clothing, dishes, glassware, furnishings, and items to meet other basic needs. The organization is dedicated to building relationships with people while providing them with the basics of daily living needs.

"We partner with churches, social service agencies, and public schools to help identify and serve people with these needs regardless of their faith, race, creed, or national origin, or their willingness to participate in religious activities," explained Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta.

Each year the organization distributes over 22,000 articles of clothing plus over 3,000 pieces of furniture to over 150 homes within Greater Waterbury. People of varying income levels are served, appointments are necessary. The Back-to-School Program is one of several Acts 4 Ministry's ongoing programs to distribute clothing to families throughout the area.

Donations can be brought to the Acts 4 Ministry offices and retail shop at their 1713 Thomaston Avenue location in Waterbury between 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and three Saturdays June 25, July 9 and 23. Items can also be placed in the Acts 4 Ministry Donation Box outside their building. Please mark donations "School Items". If needed, large collections of items can be picked up by Acts 4 Ministry during the last week of July.

Monetary donations can be U.S. Mailed to: Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., PO Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704.

To learn more about Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., and a listing of current tax-deductible donation needs, visit, or contact Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta at 203-574-2287 or via email to

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