MINETTO, NY – Minetto United Methodist Church is working on raising awareness for a clothing drop off shed they have hosted now for three years.
The church actively partners with St. Pauly Textile Inc., a used clothing collection company that was founded 20 years ago in Rochester and is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau.
The company works with non-profit organizations to set up used clothing drop off sheds designed to give community members a clean, attractive, and well-monitored place to donate gently used textile items, which are then distributed both here in the U.S. and worldwide to people who need them.
Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals.
Donors are asked to donate items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements.
There is a small box on the shed that contains receipts to help donors take a tax deduction.
The Minetto church receives funding for clothing collected, and additionally has the option to use any of this clothing to serve community needs.
The church is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto.
Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.
The collection shed is at the west end of the church building.
St. Pauly collects more than 90,000 pounds of clothing every day and estimates that this clothing ends up in 44 different countries (including the United States) yearly.
In 2015, St. Pauly was able to help keep more than 71 million articles of clothing out of landfills.
For more information, visit www.stpaulytextile.com