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KAC Serves2021


Generally Accepted Donations

Emergency Essentials Support

Baby Items:

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

General Items:

  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hand soap/bar soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant (men and women)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • New Socks and Underwear

Clothe Me Co-Op/Shelterless
  • children/youth size clothing (preemie-size 20)
  • adult size xs-xl teen styles (no mature clothing or professional attire)
  • men's clothing: all sizes
  • maternity clothing (XS-XL)
  • nursing bras and attire
  • new socks and underwear (all children's sizes)
  • seasonal outfits/clothing, costumes
  • winter gear (coats/hats/gloves/scarves)
  • school uniforms
  • shoes all sizes, especially sneakers and boots
  • children's books
  • children's toys and games in new or like-new condition
  • infant items and accessories (bibs, socks, swaddlers, bath towels)
  • baby gear (high chairs, jumpers, pack-n-play, carriers, cart covers, bouncers, saucers, bath tubs, gates, strollers,...)
  • toddler toys (walkers, ride on toys, activity tables)
  • blankets
  • hot Plates
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
  • Cribs or Car seats
Financial Support

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.

Where to donate

The donation shed is available outside "Door K" in the right parking lot.

Donations can be dropped off 24-7.


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


Have furniture to donate? Here are some options of places we recommend.

Have medical equipment to donate? Donation Options




Emergency Essentials

What does it look like?

PICK UP SERVICE INFORMATION
  • Kenmore Alliance Church has a quick, easy pick up service (175 Bonnett Ave, Tonawanda 14150)
  • Essential support items can be picked up once every 30 days
  • There are 2 pick up times available each month
    • first during monthly CMC distributions
    • second is end of each month
  • Free and open to all WNY families
  • Check this sign up for days and times
PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill out the Emergency Request Form in advance and email to Rebecca Henderson
  2. If you are a Case Worker and requesting essentials for a client, please complete this form
  3. If picking up during Clothe-Me Co-Op, let the check-in person know
  4. If picking up at the end of the month, come inside and let the office staff know you are here 

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Clothe Me Co-Op

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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 request financial information or proof of financial need.  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. Donation Suggestions 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)
  • Children's Books: Free (unless otherwise marked)
  • Music/Movies: .50 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!

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.
  • Details about donations
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.


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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. (Contact Will Marcy for days/times)
  • Community outreach and lunch/meals served with KAC Serves partners and/or other local faith-based groups in Buffalo on the 2nd & 3rd Saturdays of each month between 11:30am-3pm.
  • Visiting &/or providing emergency pantry/supplies to temporarily sheltered individuals
  • Emergency 2-1-1 assistance & picking up homeless to take to available shelter

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.
  • Make and package meals at KAC on 2nd & 3rd Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Deliver and pass out meals in Buffalo 2nd & 3rd Saturdays from 2-4pm

CONTACT US for more information and/or volunteering questions


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Every Child

What Do We Do?

The “Every Child” foster care, adoption and global orphan care ministry is a collaborative effort of the church in Western NY to care for every child in need within our reach – both locally and globally.

Our mission statement is “to clear the way for the full expression of the church in WNY to care for children in need, both locally and abroad, until every child in need within our reach has an opportunity to hear and see The Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Our goal is to break down barriers and make it easier for the church to fulfill this mandate. By design, the Every Child ministry functions as a bridge organization - connecting the church to those who are already doing great work in the social services community through strategic partnerships. One of our key goals is to see the church make a significant impact to the foster care system in WNY – seeing children in need placed in Christian homes so they can hear and see the gospel of Christ.

How To Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved!

Foster Care
Domestic or International Adoption
Global Orphan Care
Volunteer Support

Go to Every-Child for more information. KAC Contact Person: Alli Camp

Care Portal

Are you looking for ways to help those in our community? Let us introduce you to the newest system that our Every Child ministry has worked to implement, to meet the needs of families all over WNY! Take a look at this video to get a better idea of how Care Portal works:

Care Portal

To see the opportunity that exist to serve, or to begin praying for requests, sign up with KAC here:

Kenmore Alliance Church Portal