The Mary House Food Program
Too often, families have to make difficult choices about buying food, paying rent, or providing medical care for their children. Fortunately, Mary House offers a food pantry twice a month that provides basic ingredients and produce to our families at no cost. Additionally, we give out weekend bags for children in our after school program.
The Mary House Kids' Closet
The Kids’ Closet is a space where Mary House families can exchange their children’s clothes for new and lightly used items once a month. The Kids’ Closet contains children’s clothes for kids of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. It also has a smaller selection of adult clothing for parents to browse.
All Mary House families can attend the Kids’ Closet. Non-Mary House families must contact Mary House in order to get a voucher to attend. All families must contact Mary House if they wish to enter Kids’ Closet on unscheduled days.
Families are encouraged to bring a bag of washed, lightly used clothes to donate to the Kids’ Closet to help create a self-sustaining program. In exchange, families are allowed approximately one large bag of clothing. Depending on the number of children or need in the family, an additional bag may be taken. Our model helps keep our closet sustainable and allows families to reuse and recycle Mary House resources to facilitate sharing between mothers. However, Mary House regularly receives clothes donations from a variety of outside sources.
We’d like to thank Dress for Success, Women Giving Back, and We Live for their donations to Mary House.