Newgate Mission will cease accept bulk clothing donations beginning Monday, because of lack of space, the nonprofit entity said Friday.
“We are committed to utilizing our resources in the most relevant way, and there are several organizations where individuals need to receive clothing. Our focus is meeting basic needs while doing our part to avoid unnecessary duplication of services, ”Executive Director Hollie Bruce said in a statement.
“When our Bargain Center was open, it certainly made sense for us to bring in bulk donations. However, we have more physical space to accommodate them, ”Bruce said.
"We are so grateful to all who have donated to us and will suggest taking them instead of the Longview Dream Center or Gifts of Grace," she said "We are partnering with these organizations as well as the East Texas Women's Center to ensure that their individual needs are met to provide transportation to and from these locations. "
She said organizational collaborations are critically important to Longview's non-profit community and are a reflection of Newgate's dedication to good financial stewardship.
Newgate Mission, at 207 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview, will continue to accept hygiene items, fans, Bibles, new socks and underwear, bras and feminine products and will have some basic clothing on hand items for emergency situations or people when to shower and need clean clothing, she said.
The bicycles for its Bike to Work program. Financial gifts also will be accepted.
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