COAT CLOSET MINISTRY
Thanks be to God for the wonderful support and commitment from the Eastern Shore Community in its participation in the Coat Closet ministry at Onley UMC. Since the inception of this ministry ten years ago, over 6,000 coats have been distributed to our neighbors.
If an emergency situation should arise during a given month, please email email@example.com with details of coats needed and your contact information, and someone from the Coat Closet will respond.
We continue to accept cash donations as well as coats, hats, scarves, jackets, and gloves during the year. If you wish to donate gently-used items, please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757.710.1524 to leave a message, and we will arrange a time to meet you at church for drop off or arrange to pick-up. Cash donations may be sent to Onley UMC, P O Box 98, Onley, VA 23418; please note "coat closet" in the memo section of the check.
Thank you again for your support of this very worthwhile mission! We are so very grateful for your continued support!
2023-24 Dates New Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
A Heartfelt Thank You!
At the close of the Coat Closet Ministry for the 2021-22 Winter season, on behalf of Onley United Methodist Church, thank you to the Eastern Shore community for all your generous donations to our Coat Closet ministry. The goal of the coat closet is to make a difference in the lives of families in need. With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we have been able to provide over 6,000 coats, countless hats, gloves and scarves to families in our community over the last 12 years. Thank you once again for your heartfelt kindnesses and generosity. Thanks be to God for His wonderful blessing on this much needed ministry!
Recap of the Days the Coat Closet has been open (one Saturday during the months of November, December, January, and February)
2010-11 Winter Season 180 coats
2011-12 Winter Season 250 coats
2012-13 Winter Season 400 coats
2013-14 Winter Season 497 coats
2014-15 Winter Season 595 coats
2015-16 Winter Season 610 coats
2016-17 Winter Season 575 coats
2017-18 Winter Season 350 coats
2018-19 Winter Season 650 coats
2019-20 Winter Season 525 coats
2020-21 Winter Season 620 coats
2021-22 Winter Season 800 coats
2022-23 Winter Season projected high need
Additional coats have been given out when the coat closet hasn’t been “open” throughout the winter months when we have heard of individuals or families in need via telephone calls or emails.
Thank you again for your wonderful and continued support!