11 Washington Street, Rensselaer, New York
Catherine’s Closet is now accepting all clothing donations...
City of Rensselaer and NYS Office of Child and Family Services support Circles of Mercy with a donation of winter clothing which was collected by their respective city and state employees. Pictured above from left to right are: Margaret Farrell, Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer, OCFS Commissioner Shelia Poole, Anne Roe, Rose Lyman and Kathy Beers (Circles of Mercy volunteers and staff)
“Catherine’s Closet” is a clothing thrift shop offered by Circles which includes “Cate’s Kids/Baby Blessings”, and makes available appropriate clothing and supplies for adults, children and infants.
Clothing grants are given to those clients referred by other social service agencies and the local school districts in the area, who cannot afford to buy their own clothing.
Otherwise we sell clothing for a small donation. The lowest amount is 25 cents; the maximum item charge is $5.00. This revenue is used to help cover the cost of renting the space and the utilities for the thrift shop.
Low-income new mothers get a large basket filled with all the new clothing and supply items needed for a newborn baby. We provide low-income families with diapers and baby wipes for their toddlers monthly, which are a necessity, but a costly needed item.
Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm, Tues 10am to 5pm (no weekends).