Photo by Roger Gavan On Thursday, May 5, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner (far right) and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Director Sylvia Diaz (cutting ribbon) and founders and members of the Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest to celebrate their fifth year of helping support neighbors in need by giving away free clothing.

Photo by Roger Gavan On Thursday, May 5, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner (far right) and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Director Sylvia Diaz (cutting ribbon) and founders and members of the Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest to celebrate their fifth year of helping support neighbors in need by giving away free clothing.

This non-profit organization offers designer and upscale new and gently used clothing at drastic discounts.
On Thursday, May 5, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined founders and members of the Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest to celebrate their fifth year of helping support neighbors in need by giving away free clothing.
The Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest are located at 20 Schoolhouse Road in the former Pine Island Elementary School.
Proceeds from Hope Chest and Treasure Chest go to support The Clothing Closet, a clothing bank, which for the past five years has distributed more than $100,000 worth of free clothing to local families in need.
Those families and individuals in need are welcome to shop at The Clothing Closet for free clothing, shoes, toys and handbags every Saturday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We have been fortunate to have had the financial support of Vision Faith Community Church, the Church of St. Stephen, the First Martyr, Church of the Nazarene, Warwick Reformed Church, Dautaj Restaurant, the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, the Rotary Club and local anonymous donors,” said Sylvia Diaz, director of development and community liaison. “And we have had great neighbors such as Warwick ShopRite, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Barbara Sullivan of Hip N Chic, who have hosted events and clothing drives for us.”
“We want to celebrate our new changes, our fifth year anniversary and the fabulous volunteers that help us every Thursday and Saturday,” added Diaz. “Due to the support of our neighbors and our volunteers we can continue to serve our community.”
Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest are open Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for shoppers, those in need, and for donation drop-offs.

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