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A vehicle slammed into Joseph’s Coat in St. Paul early Thursday morning, June 8th, temporarily shutting down the nonprofit, which provides free clothes and other items for those in need.
The building sustained extensive damage, as did many items inside. The director said they hope to have the store ready to open in 10-12 weeks.
“It’s really sad that it’s going to impact a lot of people,” said Cheryl Stern, director of Joseph’s Coat at West Seventh and Bay streets.
"350 to 400 people come through the store each day for clothing, household goods, shoes, books and personal hygiene items", Stern said.
Joseph’s Coat will be closed for shopping and donations of goods until further notice. They are committed to reopening as soon as possible. Please consider helping those who depend on this organization by making a financial contribution at any BankCherokee location.
BankCherokee will Match the first $500 in donations!
Your donation inspires hope and gives self respect to people in our community who are struggling.
You can also visit www.josephscoatmn.org and donate online!
More about Joseph's Coat
Joseph’s Coat maintains an inclusive philosophy toward the community’s neediest and often most marginalized members. People of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, abilities and challenges are welcomed and served. The organization offers essential support to low-income families, the homeless, those living on fixed incomes, the working poor, new immigrants, the unemployed, those recently released from prison, and individuals battling chemical addictions and mental health issues.
Joseph’s Coat provides a welcoming environment where the dignity of each person who comes through its doors is acknowledged and affirmed. We strive to foster a sense of community between those facing hardship and our volunteers and donors who are the strength and energy of Joseph’s Coat.