BANGOR, Maine — Donations of clothing, furniture and other items are down at The Salvation Army’s Family Store, limiting their ability to serve the community. The organization has an immediate need for donations and is asking that as people do their spring cleaning, they consider donating unwanted items to help others.
“The funds raised through the Family Store go directly back into the community,” said Capt. Tim Clark, Bangor Salvation Army corps officer. “It allows us to provide for those in need through our soup kitchen, food pantry, utility assistance, sending children to camp and many other services to the Bangor area. But if we don’t have the donated items to sell, we have fewer resources available to assist those who are most vulnerable.”
Donations can be brought to the Family Store at 585 Broadway in Bangor (in the Broadway Plaza) 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Donors may call 941-2993 for information or to arrange pick up of larger items.
Donations of all kinds are needed, including:
• Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, including shoes and accessories.
• Gently used household items such as towels, sheets, curtains and throw rugs.
• All kinds of items for the kitchen and bathroom, plus knick-knacks, pictures, books, toys, games, baskets, sporting goods, tools and more.
• Small appliances and electronics in good working order. The Army does not have facilities to repair broken or nonworking items.
• Flat-screen TVs.
• Large appliances that are clean, in good working order and less than 10 years old.
• All gently used furniture without unsightly stains, rips or odors.