GIA Clothing Bank
The GIA Clothing Bank provides low-income families the opportunity to purchase good quality used clothing at greatly discounted prices. Clothes for the entire family, plus accessories including shoes and purses, can be found among the racks and shelves that fill the building. Patrons must pay with cash and returns are not accepted. We request that young children not accompany adults when possible, as the space is limited, and we don't want any mishaps. Babies in carriers are always welcome. Other than funds for keeping up the building, all proceeds from clothing sales go back into the community in the form of grants to social service agencies.
Men and Women's Clothes
Chidren and Infants' Clothes
All the clothing for sale is donated by people in our community or by other used clothing stores such as Wish Upon a Child and Plato’s Closet. Donated clothing must be in good condition and freshly laundered. Clothing that is not usable by the Clothing Bank is given to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Goodwill Thrift Store, or ARC Thrift Store, so nothing goes to waste! We are very appreciative of the generosity of our community!
None of this could happen without the loyal work of our dedicated volunteers! Volunteers currently come from the following faith communities:
Clothing vouchers that reduce the cost of each item by 90% are available at various faith communities and social service agencies in our community that provide case management. A voucher allows every adult and child in the family to purchase eight items of clothing at the reduced cost. The voucher is valid for a year and may be reissued after three months.
Volunteers are always needed! Both men and women are welcome to volunteer. Some jobs can be sit-down (pricing), some involve more walking (taking clothes out to the floor), and then some volunteers are trained to run the cash register and be responsible for the daily cash drawer and the bank deposit. The hours are roughly 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and around six volunteers are needed for each shift. Individuals may volunteer, or a faith community can cover an entire shift. Some groups split the day in half for two shorter shifts. The operation is run very well, and everyone would receive training. A volunteer who would like to to come in for two or three hours a week during business hours to do some cleaning would also be greatly appreciated.
Evangelical Free Church, Eaton
Faith Lutheran Church, Eaton
First Christian Church, Greeley
First Congregational Church, Greeley
First United Methodist Church, Greeley
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greeley
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greeley
Seventh Day Adventist Church, Greeley
Also individuals from the community
Donated clothing for newborn infants and babies up to one-year-old are set aside for the GIA Layette Program. Additional layette donations of baby bottles, disposable diapers, and receiving blankets may be dropped off at the Clothing Bank. GIA’s Layettes are assembled and distributed to needy families of newborns via doctors and hospitals.
The Clothing Bank started over 30 years ago as a volunteer project of Church Women United to provide needy families with low-cost good quality clothing. The Greeley Interfaith Association took over the Clothing Bank several years ago, when Church Women United volunteers could no longer maintain it.
Price ranges shown are subject to change.