Cornerstone Store

Cornerstone Ministry is one of the Park Avenue’s outreach ministries. Cornerstone provides clothing and assistance to our neighbors and members during times of need. Cornerstone is a ministry of blessing where the congregation and community merchants give out of their abundance and expand the circle of giving. Cornerstone is dedicated to joyfully providing high quality Christ-like service that honors the humanity and dignity of all people and moves those served to hope.

Cornerstone is open to the public and Park Avenue Church congregation, regardless of income or zip code.

Cornerstone hours:

Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Occasionally after the 10am church service for congregation shopping – generally first Sunday of month, but subject to additional/other dates.

Special arrangements can be made by contacting Cornerstone Director Ann Bauer at annbauer@parkavechurch.org

Clothing Ministry
  • We provide gently used clothing, toys, and household items.
  • We also provide laundry supplies and personal hygiene items as they are available.
  • All of these things will be priced on a per item basis.
  • There is a procedure for those families or individuals who are unable to pay.

Donations

We accept neatly bagged or boxed donations in the Cornerstone reception area. Donation needs include:

  • Travel-size personal care items
  • Costume jewelry
  • Small household appliances (e.g. toasters, coffee makers), sets of dishes, sets of silverware, and sets of glasses/cups
  • Clothes that are GENTLY used (clean, current, free of stains and not in need of repair). Basically, we would like clothes/shoes that you would wear yourself or give to a good friend.
  • Boys Youth-size clothing – current and clean!

Following these guidelines will cut down on the number of volunteers needed for sorting as well as decrease the amount of trash that is generated by having to dispose of unusable items. Thank you!

Clothing Ministry

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Clothes sorters, clothes hangers, cashiers, interpreters, store greeters/assistants. All of these positions are available once a month or up to four times a month. Training will be provided.
  • If you cannot make a regular time commitment but would still like to help, contact director Ann Bauer at annbauer@parkavechurch.org to be set up with a special project you can help with (ex: cleaning, organizing). You can volunteer as an individual or as group project.
  • In the near future, we would like to also open on Thursdays, however we need more volunteers in order to do so.

We started in the 70’s by 3 women at Park to help give the families in our Church clothing for their children. Since that we have grown to help families in our neighborhood with clothing as well as housewares and establish relationships with them to offer other programs we have at Park.

We have clothing starting from $0.25 and higher, sizes infant to adult, men and womens, shoes, accessories, decorative items and small housewares. Inventory changes constantl. Average price is $1 per item – if you are able to afford more, we are happy to “round up” your bill!

You can drop off donations after Church on Sundays or Monday evenings. We ask if it is possible to keep to these times because it helps to keep our Church clean and less congestion in our hall.

Clothing that is donated has to be CLEAN, NO HAIR (pet or human) and NO REPAIRS NEEDED !!!!! We know you love your pets but we have volunteers and neighbors that are ALLERGIC  to  animals. Our general rule is if you wouldn’t want to wear it or see your loved ones wear it our neighbors don’t want to wear it either.

Anyone can shop at our store — we just ask you to bring cash and small bills. We don’t accept Master Card or VISA .