Clothing Ministry

Martha's Closet

In 2017 we made a major shift in our Clothing Ministry. We moved our Clothing Ministry to a new location and formed a partnership between formally Forest Park UMC and Huntertown UMC.

Martha’s Closet is a referral based ministry, that provides clothing to those who are in need. Guests must be referred by an agency/church/school.

Following completion of the referral form you will receive confirmation prior to our next open date.


Upcoming donations days for September are:

  • October 1 | 9-11 am
  • October 9 | 5:30-7:30 pm
  • October 26 | 9-11 am

We are currently in need of these items:

socks for all sizes (white)
Summer shoes
Boys 7 and 8 summer clothes
Women summer pants size 18
Men’s t-shirts all sizes
Spring/summer jacket
Hoodies all sizes
bath towels

If you have items that we have posted that we need ASAP, please send us a private message to our Martha’s Closet Facebook page, or email


Donation location is lobby at Lifehouse Cedar Canyon, 1601 W. Cedar Canyons Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

Please limit each visit to up to 4 bags of your best. Items should be clean and free of any rips or stains, and current in style.

Please arrive 1/2 hour before closing time to help our volunteers.

Questions? Or if you are interested in volunteering during these times, or interested in helping with laundry or packaging of linens, offsite Contact

Generally, donation drop offs are as follows, for non-holiday months:

1st Tuesday of the month from 9-11a.m.
2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30p.m.
Last Saturday of the month from 9-11a.m.

*Closed on Holidays and Inclement Weather (if NWACS is CLOSED)

Career Closet

Career Closet opened in February of 2017 at Forest Park United Methodist Church as a partnership between Forest Park UMC and Huntertown UMC. In July 2017, Forest Park UMC because Lifehouse Forest Park. Please email to schedule an appointment.

Career Closet provides people with interview and work attire, or clothing needed for life’s specific occasions. We have it all – from scrubs to suits and from head (jewelry too!) to toe (shoes as well!).

Career Closet is by referral and appointment only.

All of our clothing is FREE, however, Martha’s Closet and Career Closet are referral based ministries.


If you have questions about either ministry, contact us at:
Career Closet:

Clothing Ministry: