Miriam’s Closet volunteers pictured here: Mimi McGill (above left), Deb Asaro (above right), and Bette Holmes (below). Many other “closet elves” lend their time to this initiative.
“The Gospel tells us to care for all people in the margins of society, whoever they may be. We know there are some people who don’t have the money or know what they need to wear. For us to service that need is just Gospel work…doing God’s work in the community.”
Rev. Linda Spiers
Former Rector of Trinity
Parishioner Miriam (Mimi) McGill is the director of Transitional Employment Unlimited, a community work rehabilitation program in Torrington. Through her work, Mimi noticed that clients often had the skills they needed to qualify for jobs, but sometimes lacked – and couldn’t afford – clothing to get through the interview process necessary to secure work. This was the impetus behind Miriam’s Closet, which started at Trinity in 2017 and provides gently used work attire to people of all genders who need an outfit for a job interview or when starting a job.
While the pandemic forced a temporary reduction in services and collection of donations, Miriam’s Closet is fully open again! Volunteers help sort, size, and deliver requested clothes throughout central Connecticut. There has never been an unfilled request.
Want to help?
Miriam’s Closet accepts monetary donations to help fill requests if the correct sizes or items are not in stock. The Closet is also accepting clothing donations, and in particular is currently searching for larger sized men’s and women’s business casual clothing. Email to make arrangements at email@example.com or call the church office at 860-693-8172.
Need Help with Clothing?
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Interested in Helping?
Lend a helping hand by donating or volunteering to any of our outreach ministries. Contact Claudette in the Trinity Office for help connecting to those who can get you started.