Here’s an idea a parishioner forwarded and is spearheading for a few years to see if it takes. I hear they have something similar at the local high school for prom dresses. We guys generally don’t have to fuss about one-time-only clothing. We rent tuxes and formal wear when we’re not regularly formal and such.
Two aims of this program:
- – To provide an inventory of clean, quality First Communion attire, for temporary use by parish families
- – To promote good stewardship by reusing single-use garments and provide access to special clothing without families having to spend lots of money
OTHER DETAILS: The donated clothes will be stored in garment bags and plastic containers in one of the religious ed closets in the church’s large storage area. A link to First Communion on the RE Website will list an inventory of what is available. The rules for use will include trying on items, checking out ones to use and returning the items cleaned, as appropriate. This program will be piloted for 3-4 years and then be evaluated to see if it is worth continuing.
Anyone ever do anything like this, or hear of it?