‘Open Door’ Clothing Bank

Helping All Those in Need

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

Matthew 25:35-36

Clothing Bank in Lititz, PA

The Open Door Clothing Bank is an outreach ministry of the Lititz United Methodist Church. The clothing bank is a store-like setting offering new and like-new clothing at no cost to anyone who needs clothing. Need is defined as anyone who cannot afford to purchase clothing or finds it a financial strain to clothe their families. This can be a temporary need to meet a period of unemployment, budget strain (such as the winter heating season, unexpected bills, high medical costs), or to meet someone’s need in crisis due to loss by fire, or abusive situations. Low or fixed income families are also served. The clothing bank is open to everyone: in our church, in our community, and in surrounding communities.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesdays from 9 AM to 11 AM

  • Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM

Collection Information

We continually accept new and like-new clothing throughout the week by placing donations in the bins located by the elevator on each floor of our church or by using the outside clothing bin located near the door to the store, across from the pavilion—an easy drop-off. We ask you to give of your first fruits—even if it’s just clothing! We thank you for your help in making this an excellent outreach!

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Items we accept

  • New or like-new, clean, ready-to-wear clothing (for easy sorting and to reduce recycling costs)

  • Maternity clothing and uniforms (Boy Scout, Girl Scout, work, school, etc.)

  • Hats, coats, boots, and shoes (new or like-new, ready to wear)

  • Purses and backpacks in new or good condition

  • We especially need all sizes of children’s clothing, as they go quickly

Items we cannot accept

  • No clothing that is torn, stained, pilled, oily, or paint-splattered

  • No underwear or swimsuits (prohibited by law)

  • No household items

Additional Information

The clothing available at the Open Door clothing bank is given for personal use and may not be re-sold. We ask that you take only what you need. Agency referrals are not needed. Please note that children must be attended at all times, as child-care is not provided. The Open Door clothing bank is accessible to those with disabilities.

General information is collected when you visit in order to improve our service to you. We will never share your information with third parties or disrespect your privacy. Your confidentiality will always be respected.

Community volunteers are welcomed to serve at the clothing bank. Please contact the church office at (717) 626-2710 to leave a message for the coordinators, or visit us when we are open.