Local organizations eagerly accept clothing donations

Contributions benefit area programs

Local residents who would like to contribute clothing they have outgrown or no longer wear have several options in the Camas-Washougal area.

Donation sites include:

East County Family Resource Center

Donations of clothing, hygiene products and non-perishable food for people and pets, are accepted at the East County Family Resource Center, 1702 “C” St., Washougal.

The center, a division of the Children’s Home Society of Washington, is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The next clothing/giving table distribution for needy families will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the basement of the resource center.

In order to participate, individuals must be registered with the resource center. The distribution effort is run by volunteers.

Renee Law, coordinator of the East County Family Resource Center, said the clothing/giving table effort has been going on for many years.

“We used to just have one table in our entrance way,” she said. “Now we gather and get rid of junk, etcetera, before organizing a giveaway.”

For more information, contact Law, at 835-7802 or reneel@chs-wa.org.

Inter-Faith Treasure House of Camas/Washougal

The Inter-Faith Treasure House of Camas/Washougal accepts clean and usable items at 91 “C” St., Washougal.

The donation box is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Non-perishable food is distributed to individuals and families in need, while clothing and household goods are sold in the Treasure House thrift store.

The money earned in the store helps fund the food and outreach programs.

For more information, contact Nancy Wilson, executive director of the Treasure House, at 834-4181 or ifth91c@aol.com or visit www.ifth-cw.org.

Goodwill Industries

A Goodwill Industries donation pod is located in the Evergreen Marketplace, 3307 S.E. Evergreen Way, Washougal.

The site is staffed daily, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“This is the busiest time of the year,” said Edie Islas, a donation attendant at the Washougal site.

Donated items are sold in Goodwill stores or the online auction site, www.shopgoodwill.com.

The closest store to the Camas-Washougal area is located at 1200 S.E. 162nd Place, Vancouver. The revenue from purchases is used to fund job training and other services.

For more information, call 896-3131 or visit www.goodwill.org.

Arc of Southwest Washington

The Arc of Southwest Washington accepts clean clothing, purses, shoes bath and kitchen linens, toys and kitchenware at several containers in the Camas-Washougal area.

The bins are located by Smitty’s Restaurant, 1816 N.E. Third Ave., Camas; the recycle transfer station, 4020 S. Grant St., Washougal; and Camas Church of the Nazarene, 2204 N.E. Birch St.

Contributions help fund Arc programs and services that assist people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.

Some of the donations are given to clients who otherwise would not be able to afford them. The remaining items provide funds that support Arc programs.

For additional information or to schedule a pickup of multiple items, call 546-3158 or visit www.arcswwa.org.

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