Tri-City Union Gospel Mission is in great need of children's clothing donations
TRI-CITIES, Wash. – If you have some extra clothing taking up room in your children's closets, this is a great weekend to take the clothes your kids have outgrown, or no longer use, and give it to children in the Tri-Cities who need it.
Most people hear about the UGM and they think it is only a women’s and children’s shelter, but the organization also provides donated goods to struggling families in the Tri-Cities.
Once a month, mothers and their kids can come get necessities at no cost. The UGM has been doing this weekly giveaway since the 1950s.
“We want the kids to feel confident when they walk into school, we want them to rock those shoes and feel really fast because they got a new pair of shoes,” said Chariss Warner, director of ministries at the UGM.
UGM does require mothers to provide a form of ID to keep the integrity and accountability for the people they serve and families are limited to the items they can take.
However, this is one of the only free options people have to get necessities in the Tri-Cities.
By giving out donated clothes, the Union Gospel Mission helps prevent homelessness in our community.
“It teaches your children something as well that there are other kids out there that are not as blessed as they are,” Warner said. “So it maybe you could use it as a teachable moment."
The UGM serves on average 65 different families every week.
Donation can be dropped off at 112 North 2nd avenue in Pasco.
Hours: Mon-Sat 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.