KAC Serves

Loving God by Loving Others.

Currently Accepted Donations

Emergency Response/Essentials
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pull-Ups (all Sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • new-in-package baby bottles and sippy cups
  • Baby/Child shampoo and conditioner
  • Baby body wash
  • Baby food
  • Baby snacks (puffs, etc.)
  • Baby formula
  • Children's toothpaste and toothbrushes

ClotheMe Co-Op
  • Children/youth size clothing (preemie-size 20)
  • adult size xs-xl teen styles (no mature clothing or professional attire)
  • children shoes all sizes, especially sneakers and boots
  • children's books
  • children's toys in new or like-new condition
  • infant items and accessories (bibs, socks, swaddlers, bath towels)
  • winter gear (coats/hats/gloves/scarves)
  • seasonal outfits/clothing, costumes
  • school uniforms
  • baby gear (high chairs, jumpers, pack-n-play, carriers, cart covers, bouncers, saucers, bath tubs...)
  • toddler toys (walkers, ride on toys, activity tables)
  • baby gates
  • strollers (no car seats please)
  • children's games
  • New Socks and Underwear (all children's sizes)
  • Maternity clothing (XS-XL)
  • Nursing bras and attire
Shelterless
  • Adult blankets
  • winter gear (coats/jackets, gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Socks (new or like-new condition) (especially thermal)
  • Sneakers and Boots in all adult sizes
  • Men's clothing, all sizes
  • Hot Plates
  • New/gently used sauce pans or skillets
  • New Socks and Underwear (all adult sizes)
  • Dressers, Bed Frames
  • Mattresses in CLEAN, useable condition
  • stoves (gas or electric)
  • Couches/love seats
  • Refrigerators (mini or regular size)

Furniture donations MUST be pre-approved by Will Marcy

Items we DO NOT accept
  • Housewares
  • Small Appliances/Kitchen Accessories
  • Dishes/Cups
  • Linens/Towels
  • Sports Equipment
  • Items with stains, rips or tears
  • Professional attire
  • Mature clothing styles
  • Dirty or broken items
  • Furniture not listed under the Shelterless Tab
  • Cribs or Car seats

All items should be in New or Like New condition with NO stains, rips or tears and in GOOD useable condition.

I Want to Serve

Time

*Volunteer at the church (sorting & packing items), sign up here or contact Rebecca Henderson

*Volunteer in the community with Shelterless - Contact Will Marcy

*Volunteer at home making sandwiches or “to-go” meals – Contact Maria Bampton

*Volunteer at home making homemade masks – drop off at church

*Prayer is powerful – lift us up in prayer for protection and provision

Items
  • The most critically needed items are updated weekly
  • Donation drop off: every day (Monday-Sunday) between 9am-3pm at KAC in the vestibule of the new building
    1. Pull into the loop by the new building doors
    2. Enter vestibule (a door will be unlocked during posted hours)
    3. Put donations on grey cart
    4. Thank you!
Finances

Support Clothe Me Co-Op & Shelterless financially via the giving options listed on our homepage (http://kenmorealliance.com/) by writing/typing either ministry name in the “memo” or “other” box.


Baby Essentials

Volunteer teams are collecting, sanitizing, organizing baby/toddler care supplies at the church.

also...We've compiled a list of other resources if neededCommunity Resources for the NorthTowns

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

DRIVE UP SERVICE INFORMATION
  • Kenmore Alliance Church has a quick, easy, and no-contact drive up service
  • Baby essential items only
  • Every Wednesday between 9:30am-11am at our church (175 Bonnett Ave, Tonawanda 14150).
  • Free and open to all WNY families.
  • Individuals and families can sign up EVERY TWO WEEKS AS NEEDED!
  • Free handmade masks & Panera Bread (bread, bagels. pastries, etc.) available as well: first come, first served.  
DRIVE UP SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Sign up for a time slot here.
  2. Arrive during your time slot and go to the left of the building to the doors in front of the loop.
  3. Ring door bell & come inside first set of doors.  Wear mask covering nose and mouth at all times.
  4. Fill out the Emergency Request Form for needed items.  To save time, you can print, complete & bring form with you
  5. Volunteers will use the "Emergency Request Form" to select & pack requested items (as available), while you wait and bring to you. 

emergency supplies

KAC Serves Critical Needs:

updated 9/23/2020

  • Baby Wipes
  • Pull-ups (all sizes, boy & girl)
  • Baby shampoo/conditioner, & Body Wash
  • Kid's toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Brand new baby bottles and sippy-cups. (new in package only)

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Emergency Pantry

Clothe Me Co-op

Monthly Distributions
Who Are We?

Clothe Me Co-Op (CMC) is 100% donation-based children's clothing & service ministry of Kenmore Alliance Church, made up of volunteers from all over the WNY community.  Donations are given to us with the intent of being a blessing.  We exist to bless families throughout WNY with very low/no cost children's clothing and other items.  

We carry all sizes and types of items for children from newborn through teens; to include clothing in sizes newborn to adult x-large, maternity clothes, shoes/boots, baby/toddler gear, children's books, gently used/new toys and more. 

Distributions are held in our gym which is transformed into a "store" for WNY families, foster families, teachers, social workers, etc. to shop for children who need it.

We also take appointments for emergencies & special needs. Contact us for an appointment.

CMC is open to the WNY community.  We do not ask for personal or financial information.  We are here to be a blessing, and expect our guests to treat it like the blessing that it is. 

Pricing

We ask a nominal donation for clothing and other items at our monthly distributions. Shopping Price List Per Item:

  • Clothing*: .25 cents or $1 new with tags (nwt) (Ex: everyday shirt, sweater, sweatshirt, pants, shorts, capri, skirt, dress, pajamas, hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Shoes: .50 cents or $2 (nwt)
  • Books/DVD/CDs: .25 cents - $1 (as marked)
  • Infant Items/Gear: Priced as marked (generally $5 or less, $10 max)
  • Toys & Kid Gear: Priced as marked (.25 cents - $5, $10 max)
  • *Premium Seasonal Items*: .50 cents - $1 or $2 (nwt) (Ex: thick winter coat, snow suit, boots, or winter gear; Easter, Halloween, or Christmas outfit/item; etc.)

CASH ONLY! All prices as indicated above, unless otherwise marked.

Where does the money go?

CMC does not fundraise, receive grants, etc. The small donation we ask for clothing, shoes, etc. goes right back into the operation and continuation of CMC and buys the diapers, pull-ups, wipes, socks, underwear, school supplies, etc., which are all given away free when available.  We encourage donations of the items listed above and always welcome new volunteers! We have a host of different free items available monthly (baby food, formula, onesies, bibs, blankets, infant items, children items, etc.).  Each family receives free diapers, pull-ups and or wipes (as available).

Donation Information

CMC is ENTIRELY donation supported. Donations of new &/or clean, gently used children’s clothing, shoes, & other items are always welcome.

  • Clothing sizes accepted are all children/youth sizes (preemie/newborn–youth 20), all junior sizes, adult clothing sizes XS-XL, maternity, and all shoe sizes (especially sneakers & boots).
  • All clothing should be freshly washed with no stains, rips, tears, or excessive wear.
  • All shoes, baby/toddler gear, baby items, books, and toys should be clean & in good working order.
Volunteer/Ways to Serve

Clothe Me Co-Op is volunteer driven. It takes a team of 30+ volunteers to make this amazing ministry happen! There are many different ways to help with Clothe Me Co-Op no matter your age or physical ability. New volunteers are always welcome! There is A LOT of work to do during a month to prepare for each distribution, so we have regular weekly sorting and set-up times. New volunteers are always welcome!

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities

CONTACT US for more information and/or volunteering questions

As special benefit for our volunteers: Volunteers are allowed to “shop” after assisting for at least 1 hour as a way to say thank you for giving us your time and talents! There are limits and guidelines provided, and the same price structure applies as on distribution day.

Shelterless

Who Are We?

We minister in a variety of ways to the homeless, economically disadvantaged, and temporarily housed communities in both Erie and Niagara Counties. We partner with our fellow KAC Serves ministries, government agencies, local shelters, community organization, and faith-based groups to help meet the most immediate and critical physical needs of individuals and families; while also building relationships, praying with families, and reaching out to provide hope, love, and encouragement.

Volunteer/Ways To Serve:

  • Pick up and/or deliver emergency pantry food, clothing/shoes, undergarments, sleeping bags, blankets, winter gear, etc. to those who need it most in our community. (Wed evenings in Erie County and Fri evenings in Niagara County – more opportunities also available)
  • Community outreach and lunch/meals served with KAC Serves partners and/or other local faith-based groups in Buffalo on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of each month between 10am-2pm.
  • Furniture/appliance pick-up & delivery (on Mondays from 6-9pm)
  • Visiting &/or providing emergency pantry/supplies to temporarily sheltered individuals
  • Tutoring children
  • Emergency 2-1-1 assistance & picking up homeless to take to available shelter
  • Volunteer Bible study - weekly

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities 

CONTACT for more information and/or volunteering questions

Table of Grace

Who Are We?

Table of Grace provides home-cooked food and meals for those in need. We partner with our fellow KAC Serves ministries and local faith-based groups to deliver and serve lunch bags and meals in Buffalo.

Volunteer/Ways to Serve:

  • Join the weekly rotation to make lunch bags for homeless and deliver to the church. Need 2 people/families weekly to make 25 bags each – each bag should contain a pb&j (peanut butter & jelly sandwich) and juice box (individuals need vitamin C)
  • Make and package meals at KAC on 2nd and 3rd Saturday mornings
  • Deliver and pass out meals in Buffalo with Shelterless 2nd & 3rd Saturdays in the early afternoon

SIGN UP for ongoing/recurring volunteer opportunities 

CONTACT for more information and/or volunteering questions

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