Early in 1996, a group of people from Elgin and Portland United Churches got together to brainstorm over a project that could reach out to our communities. The Community Clothing Cooperative was born. All these years later, it is still going strong and filling an important need in our community. Good quality clothing is collected and sold to those in need at a fraction of the cost of new.
Volunteers throughout Portland and Elgin communities work together in what has become a truly ecumenical effort and is fulfilling the dream of the original group,
While it was never planned or anticipated that the CCC would generate cash, it does, and profits are donated back into the local and wider community to help with other worthwhile causes.
The store is located at the Portland Community Hall and is currently open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2PM and Wednesdays from 1PM to 3PM. For the many hands and the will it takes to make this program work, we give thanks to God.