11 Washington Street, Rensselaer, New York
Catherine’s Closet is now accepting only fall and winter clothing donations...
Please hold your spring and summer clothing donations until April 2016…
Recently senior psychology student Samantha Martinez, who works as a Resident Assistant in Siena College’s Hennepin Hall, directed a service project for the students she mentors. The group decided to hand-paint with safety paint, designs on baby onesies.
The students donated over 25 hand painted onesies to Cate’s Kids Baby Blessings program here at Circles of Mercy’s Catherine’s Closet.
“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).