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Volunteer Maurie Seeley, left, talks to Maxine Birmley of Kingston, who is a regular Clothes Closet shopper. Seeley, one of the charity’s older volunteers, works three days a week.
25 YEARS & COUNTING

Nothing is wasted at the Clothes Closet in Kingston.

“A lot of missions come out of our mission,” explains Kay Catron, director of Kingston United Methodist’s Church’s program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

“We use everything. Toiletries [can] go to the homeless shelters or battered women’s shelters, comforters and sheets can be sent to area animal shelters, [old] blue jeans and other material we can’t use, can be used in quilts, so we donate it to one of our volunteers who quilts.