Each Saturday morning, 52 weeks a year, we serve a hot breakfast, and provide clothing and toiletries to 50-80 people (mostly men). The Clothing Cupboard functions as a “free store,” offering as much dignity and choice as possible given the availability of donations from week to week. We depend on donations of clothing and toiletries for our Clothing Cupboard, and we partner with Philabundance for some of our ingredients for the breakfast.
Temple University’s Photojournalism class featured Old First’s breakfast ministry in the Fall of 2015
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Our volunteers include members of Old First, groups from other congregations, students and community service groups, and guests who come for the breakfast but arrive early to help set up. Volunteers are needed to cook, distribute clothes, welcome guests, and take prayer requests. CLICK HERE to learn more about the roles of volunteers, CLICK HERE to find out what is expected of teams who come to prepare and serve Saturday Breakfast.
Volunteers are welcome on Saturday mornings from 8-11am. We are seeking volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast as well as serve food, distribute clothing and toiletries, and clean up after the meal. All volunteers must be over the age of 14. This is because we often have guests who are restricted from being around children by provision of their probation or parole.
We accept donations of clothing and toiletries during normal office hours and on Sunday mornings. We are currently in need of:
- T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts
- Winter jackets
- Men’s pants
- Scarves, hats, and gloves
- Sneakers and boots
- New socks and underwear
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
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Please contact the church if you have questions about donating. We are unable to accept women’s or children’s clothing and men’s suits.