Poverty-fighting Clothing Recycling

Fight poverty and support recycling at the same time. The Clothing Closet at Urban Ministries of Durham saves gently used clothes from the landfill by sharing them with neighbors to fight poverty and end homelessness.
But because of bottlenecks in our sorting area, UMD volunteers can’t stock our shelves fast enough to meet the need. 

If you make a gift now to buy materials, volunteer carpenters, painters, and designers will transform the sorting space the week of Sept. 21. They will also build a fitting room where homeless people can try on job interview outfits.

If 10 people each give $500 toward building materials, carpenters can build special bin racks, counters, shoe racks and a fitting room

$139 buys rolling laundry hampers

$56 buys one of 24 rolling clothing racks

$16 buys two plastic bins to store sorted clothing (of 136 needed)
  • Julie and Scott Hollenbeck 
    • $150 
    • 59 mos
  • J. Johnson 
    • $125 
    • 60 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 60 mos
  • Donna Spencer 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
  • Dianne Christensen 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
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Joe Daly 
Durham, NC
Urban Ministries Of Durham Inc (Umd) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.