My Neighbor's Closet
3097 Cty Hwy 11, Hartwick, NY 13348
Wednesday 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
In the summer of 2020, Angel Network of the Cooperstown, Inc. decided to offer My Neighbor's Closet on a bi-weekly schedule instead of two times per year. A space was rented on the second floor of the future Freight Wheel Cafe & Community Workspace building at 3097 Co Hwy 11, in the hamlet of Hartwick next to the Hartwick Post Office. As of April 30, 2021, store hours are Wednesday 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm. We follow Cooperstown Central School for closing due to COVID and School Vacations and Weather Closings.
My Neighbor’s Closet shoppers and volunteers enter at the rear of the building and proceed up the stairs. Parking is available in the rear of the building or on the street. Shoppers, unable to access the second floor, for any reason are encouraged to place an order, call 607-431-8320 and leave a message. A My Neighbor's Closet volunteer will coordinate and collect needed clothing that will be delivered to a waiting shopper in the rear of the building or meet you on the first floor. Delivery of clothing to you is also possible if needed. All shoppers are allowed to take 2-3 bags of clothing per person for whom they are shopping. There is no cost to any shoppers. Those who would like to give a donation may do so.
Currently COVID guidelines are being followed in the store. All are required to wear a mask, sanitize hands, have your temperature taken, and a COVID Check-in sheet should be completed.
All clothes that are donated to the store are to be cleaned, dried, folded and sorted by size before being delivered to the store. Deliveries of donations can be made to the store during open hours. If a Cooperstown drop-off is more convenient, items in plastic bags can be dropped off at 19 Eagle St. at Stephanie Nelen’s home, on her side porch, for later delivery to My Neighbor’s Closet.
Stephanie Nolan and Martha Clarvoe, Committee chairs for My Neighbor’s Closet, would like to encourage community members as well as Angel Network Families to volunteer at the shop. Training is quick and easy and volunteers will always be with someone who has experience.
Volunteering at the Closet can be a satisfying, relaxing, and a distanced social time with others in the community. Time can be spent signing up shoppers and volunteers; helping families to shop; sorting and storing clothing; and helping carry donation deliveries to the second floor. It can also be a time to visit with a friend, to read, knit, write letters, or to do work on the internet since you will have access to wifi internet.
Please remember to keep your distance whenever possible and sanitize your hands often. It’s the job of everyone that each person wears his or her mask. Remember, we are protecting ourselves as well as others by following the COVID Guidelines.
My Neighbor's Closet uses SignUpGenius for persons to choose a shopping time or a volunteer time. Here are the links:
All are welcome!! If you need anything related to clothing, back packs, shoes, boots, or winter clothing, please call 607-431-8320. Leave a detailed message of your needs and how we can reach you. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Volunteers for the clothing giveaway on Oct. 3, 2020 stand in front of the store where My Neighbor's Closet is located on the second floor.
Dave DelPlato, Paul Clarvoe, Bruce MacLeish, Christine Geertgens and in the front Deb Dalton, Patty MacLeish, and Stephanie Nolan.
(Right) In September of 2020, Stephanie Nolan and Phyllis Newell set up a shelving unit for more clothing.
(Above) Deb Taylor helped organize the shop.
Click the button to be taken to the link to shop or volunteer.
(Left) Sandwich Board that is out at the corner of Back Alley Road and County Highway 11 when the store is open.
(Right) Photo of the back of the building and entrance to My Neighbors Closet. Enter through red door and proceed up the stairs.