The Shepherd’s Closet will be CLOSED for the holiday. Regular hours resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Shepherd’s Closet opened its doors in February 2004 as a way to reach out to our local community. The effort was founded in response to a need in the community for no-cost clothing. Though we aim to serve those with financial challenges, we recognize that financial need comes in many forms, and the savings people realize from receiving free clothing may enable them to give to other worthy causes. We do not require financial screening but open our doors to anyone in need. We accept monetary donations, though we don’t expect them. Our weekly use ranges anywhere from 30–100 people each week. The majority are from the local area, though we have served shoppers from as far as Carlisle, Perry County, York County, and the other side of Lebanon. Some have family from other states that plan their visits around our shop schedule. Disciples are needed to staff the shop during regular hours and to assist with our monthly clothing sorting days, typically the fourth Saturday of each month. The shop is open every week as follows with the exception of closures for special occasions: Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m.; the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6-8 p.m.; and the second and fourth Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. Donations of “gently used” in-style clothing—especially children’s—are encouraged during shop hours. We carry clothing for all shapes and sizes, though inventory varies throughout the season dependent upon quality donations. For more information, contact coordinator Wenda Harman through the church office at 717-566-0252.