Greenfield YMCA offers free clothing

The two-day event runs until 2PM Thursday

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The YMCA in Greenfield is holding its 9th annual free clothing store to help area children and adults in need.

The free clothing store began at 1:00PM Wednesday. A line was out the front building as people waited their turn to go in the gymnasium of the YMCA.

Clothing included suit coats, pants, skirts, blouses, dresses, winter coats, shoes, and children clothes in all ranges newborn to teens.

The YMCA in Greenfield has been holding this free clothing store since 2008, after an apartment fire left 21 people homeless on Chapman Street.

“This started nine years ago when a fire started here locally a number of people lost their homes and at that point Y members kicked in and said lets get them free clothing and its grown since then. All of these items were donated by YMCA members and friends. People are welcome to come in and shop, everything is free and they can take away as much as they want.”, said volunteer and organizer Terry Ruggles.

Ruggles told 22News 615 people came through the store last year, and they expect to surpass that total this year. 50% more items were generously donated than last year to help the community, and that’s what this is all about.

The two-day event runs Wednesday, October 4th from 1-7PM and Thursday, October 5 from 9AM – 2PM.

YMCA in Greenfield
451 Main Street
Greenfield, Ma 01301