What We Do:
At Christ Church, community outreach is a large part of our mission. Through C.H.O.W. and Katie’s Clothing Closet, we provide food and clothing for those in need within our local community each month. We run on volunteers, many of which are members of the Church, and donations from church members and community members alike.
Do you want to volunteer at our C.H.O.W. Pantry or in our clothing closet? Christ church welcomes you! We also offer volunteer hours and opportunities for high school and college students.
Christ church is less than a ten minute walk from Binghamton High School, and is located in the heart of downtown on the BU bus route. It is also located across from the Junction.
If you would like to donate clothing for Katie’s clothing closet, or non-perishable food items for our C.H.O.W. pantry please contact the Church office at 607-722-2308 to schedule or confirm a drop off time.
Checks can be made out to Christ Church C.H.O.W. Pantry; or you can use the donation feature on our website for your convenience.
Christ Church located in downtown Binghamton is committed to serving the community through outreach programs including the Winter Warmth Project which provides free winter hats, mittens, and scarves to people in need.
Members of Christ Church place hats, mittens, and scarves in plastic bags and hang them on the church railing, just off the Metro-Center parking lot. Those in need of winter warmth are free to help themselves by simply taking a plastic bag. Each bag includes two items – hat and scarf, scarf and mittens, or mittens and hat.
The program will be expanding this winter by offering warm socks too.
The approximate number of bags placed on the railing during past winters:
- 2016-2017 – 160 bags
- 2017-2018 – 180 bags
- 2018-2019 – 225 bags
Our C.H.O.W. Pantry as well as Katie’s Clothing closet are open the last two weeks of the month.
The dates and hours very month to month. Please call us if you have questions about dates.
Please note both the C.H.O.W. pantry as well as Katie’s Clothing Closet will be closed if the Binghamton City Schools are closed due to weather conditions.