11 Washington Street, Rensselaer, New York
Catherine’s Closet is now accepting only spring and summer clothing donations...
Please hold your fall and winter clothing donations until September 2015…
Recently the PHI THET KAPPA Honor Society at Maria College conducted a “Baby Shower and Diaper Drive” for Cate’s Baby Blessings Program at Circles of Mercy. Pictured is Dr. Stephanie Hutchins, college faculty member, group advisor and also a Circles’ Board Trustee, delivering the large amount of baby clothing and supplies donated by the college’s students and staff. This serves as a good example of the many partnerships that Circles has with our supporters who assist us in the works of mercy.
“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).