Zion's Open Closet
The Open Closet provides good, used or new clothing free to our neighbors who find it difficult to meet their family's needs. Food Shelf eligibility is the general criterion unless there are emergency circumstances. Closed holidays--other closures posted in advance. Zion volunteers manage and staff the Open Closet. The Open closet is a ministry of Zion's Women of the ELCA.
NEW! Starting July 16, we are temporarily closed due to construction and safety concerns--possibly through mid-September. Sorry for the inconvenience as we upgrade our facility. Watch for re-opening dates! When we are able to open again, we have in-person shopping Thursdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. One shopper per family, masked and distancing strongly recommended if unvaccinated. Park in the upper south parking lot and enter on the second level, back door for easiest one-level access.
Donations: We are NOT accepting donations at this time--we are full----thank you! We accept gently used, clean donations (rummage sale tags must be removed) and new underwear and socks. Donations may be brought to the church during business hours when the church is open. Come to the south main entrance, turn left at the first hallway inside the door and place them on the bench midway down the hall under the Open Closet sign. Thank you so much for helping your neighbors in need!
Love Project Quilting
Make quilts with the Love Project quilting group in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00am the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month, year round. All abilities welcome. We work together to assemble quilts from tops that have been sewn at home. The quilts are distributed in our community to Habitat for Humanity and our Open Closet, and throughout the world through Lutheran World Relief. LWR tracks our quilts so we know exactly what country receives them. Meets with masks and physical distancing. Love Project Quilting is a ministry of Zion's Women of the ELCA.
Other Community Ministries
Zion members also support and volunteer for local nonprofit organizations including those below.