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posted Jan 25, 2015, 7:20 AM by Firwood United Methodist Church   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 2:29 AM by Firwood Office ]
Hi everyone! We just wanted to let you know donations of clothes, shoes, and bedding can be dropped off at the Volunteers of America Wilkes-Barre Thrift Store at 400 South Main Street. With winter coming we increase our capacity and don't have available storage. EVERY woman who comes to our shelter gets a voucher to obtain clothing they need for free at the Thrift Store so all of your donations will still reach all of the women at Ruth's Place. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! We appreciate all of your ongoing support. 

Towels are needed.  They need not be new but they must be clean.  They may be put in a white bin at  the back of the church.

Ruth's Place is in need of many donated services and items, from medical and dental care to bedding, food, and toiletries. Please contact the Ruth's Place at 570-822-6817 if you might provide any of the following items.  Thank you for your generosity!  Donations of clothing and shoes for women experiencing homelessness may be given directly​ to the Volunteers of America Thrift Store: 400 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre (570-829-5100).  
Gift Cards
​Feminine Hygiene Producuts
Non-perishable Food Items
Saran Wrap and Aluminum Foil
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
42-Gallon Trash Bags
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss
Body Wash
Hand and Feet Warmers
Sleepwear (New)
Undergarments (New)
Journals, Small Day Planners, and Pens
Coffee, Sugar, Creamer
Perishable Food (Milk, Fruit, Veggies, Meat, Eggs, etc.​)
Food Storage Supplies (Tupperware)
Cleaning Supplies (Swiffer Wet Jet Products, Clorox Wipes, etc.)
Bus Passes
Bottled Water and Drinks
Conditioner, Shampoo, Hair Products
Bar Soap
Large Bath Towels and Washcloths
Nail Polish
Socks (New)​