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Julian Gill

Insight Denton: I have some clothes to donate, but I want to give them to a charity that passes on the clothes to people who need them. Is there a place that does this?

Yes. The Community Clothes Closet in Justin is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 209 W. Fifth St.

The nonprofit doesn’t require visitors to fill out any paperwork, and service isn’t based on where clients live. The Christian-affiliated agency has clothes and shoes for all ages and accepts donations — cash and clothing. The ministry especially looks to give away clothes and shoes to clients going on job interviews. Check them out at

Vision Ministries, an outreach of Denton Bible Church, also accepts clothing donations to help its clients. Seasonal clothing donations are always welcome (so for winter, gloves, hats and coats for men, women and children are needed). Currently, they also need men’s jeans, closed-toe shoes and backpacks. They are located at 626 Wainwright St. in Denton and can be reached by calling 940-387-8230.

Several local charities use the proceeds from the sale of clothing donations in their thrift stores to help fund community programs. Here are some other places you can donate clothes to benefit the public good:

Denton County Friends of the Family Thrift Store (benefiting victims of domestic and sexual violence), 1614 W. University Drive; 940-387-1750.

Goodwill of Denton (benefiting people with disabilities), 2030 W. University Drive; 940-566-0398.

Ruth’s Room (benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Denton County), 1721 N. Carroll Blvd.; 940-387-7884.

Twice As Nice of Denton (benefiting the Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center), 413 E. Oak St.; 940-383-8267.

— Lucinda Breeding and Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

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