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Acts 4 Ministry Seeking Donations For "Share The Warmth" Coat & Winter Accessories Drive
Through December 31, 2017, the Waterbury, CT-based non-denominational,non-profit Acts 4 Ministry is seeking donations of new and gently-worn coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. for children and adults for their annual "Share the Warmth" Drive.
By: Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
"We are beginning our drive early this year to obtain donations of clothing to warm children and adults in the Greater Waterbury community," stated Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta, Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director. "Our goal is to ensure that people in need of assistance throughout our community have warm clothing during the entire cold season. Men's coats and new long johns are especially needed and we are very appreciative of receiving clean and gently-used apparel for women and children as well."
Through December 31st all donations can be brought to Acts 4 Ministry at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury, Mondays through Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to receive a receipt for tax deductions. Donations can also be left in Acts 4 Ministry's 24/7 white drop box located outside their facility.
Donations that are accompanied by Acts 4 Ministry's "Share the Warmth" event flyer will receive $5 off any $20 purchase in the non-profit's thrift retail store also located in their 1713 Thomaston Avenue facility. Their retail store is open to the general public every Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the purchase of gently-used clothing, furniture, and household goods.
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. is dedicated to building relationships with people while providing them with the basics of daily living needs. "Our mission is to provide individuals or families who have suddenly lost their homes to a fire, flood or other unexpected devastation or upsetting life event to come to our facility to personally select clothing, dishes, glassware, furnishings, and other basic needs at no charge," explained Carabetta.
The organization partners with churches, social service agencies, and public schools to help identify and serve people with these needs in the context of the broader community regardless of their faith, race, creed, or national origin, or their willingness to participate in religious activities."
Acts 4 Ministry's retail store environment provides people with immediate 'basic living needs' the ability to select clothing, furniture, and household items at no cost. "Individuals and families are often referred to us by other charitable organizations. In our retail store environment, they are provided with an atmosphere which preserves their dignity and allows them to personally select what they need vs. being handed clothing or furnishings they do not desire. This is a respectful environment where everyone is treated with caring support."
To provide monetary donations to Acts 4 Ministry's "Share the Warmth" drive, contact Acts 4 at 203-574-2287. Any organization with large donations can contact Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta directly at 203-574-2287 or email to executivedirector@
To learn of Acts 4 Ministry's current donation needs, please visit the events page of http://www.acts4.org.
Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta, Executive Director