Introducing the Community Closet @FranklinUMC

Roughly six months ago, the Franklin Interfaith Council started collecting clothing to be distributed to families placed at the Emergency Assistance (EA) Shelter opened by the State of Massachusetts in The Town of Franklin. The Franklin United Methodist Church (UMC) became the locus of the FIC’s efforts to collect and distribute donations to newly arriving families into Franklin. The Franklin UMC is excited to now be taking over the program and opening it up to the entire community! As such, we’d like to introduce you to the…

The Community Closet @FranklinUMC collects and distributes new and gently used clothing, free of charge, to anyone and everyone in the community. The closet is open regularly and as-needed to meet emergency needs. Check out the flyer below to learn about open hours in April, the donations we are accepting, where to drop-off donations, and how to volunteer.

Yes! We are collecting new and gently used spring and summer clothing. Kids clothing is needed most; however, we are also taking spring/summer adult clothing. And, we can’t say it enough, you’re encouraged not only to donate, but to also come and get what you want/need!

It is our hope that this will become a valuable community resource, a place where everyone in our community can meet, serve, and share with one another. We firmly believe that as we do these things–meet, serve, and share with one another–the very foundation of our community is strengthened.

If you have any questions about this new program, please reach out to Pastor Jacob via email at [email protected]. You can register to volunteer by going to (click on the date/time to learn more and register).

Please note: the Community Closet @FranklinUMC is located on the upper level of the church. To enter the space, you must navigate stairs. Volunteers can help carry the items you have chosen down the stairs when you have finished shopping.