Who Receives Clothing and Housewares?
Our program is here to support residents in financial distress from communities within Greater Waterbury.
How Do I Receive Clothing and Housewares?
Individuals in need are eligible to receive free clothing two times per calendar year – once in Spring/Summer and once in Fall/Winter. Housewares may be received twice per calendar year.
Your prayers and well wishes meant a lot and I was very happy to share that moment with you all. God is good all the time. Blessings come with patience and prayers. Strength and faith is key. Thank you.
– Cheryl, clothing recipient September 2014 .
At Our Building
We are conveniently located on the CT transit line. Please check your recent bus schedule for details by clicking here. For example, if you are coming from downtown Waterbury, type in “T17” and the bus schedule will come up.
Our program serves those who reside in Greater Waterbury and some of the Litchfield Hills area (click here to see if your town/city is listed). Those who are currently experiencing financial hardship can receive clothing, housewares or furniture. We ask that you make an appointment by calling our main number 203-574-2287. A photo ID and verification of your current income will be required.
Acts 4 Ministry understands that not everyone has available transportation to come to our main location on Thomaston Avenue. We have partnered with Waterbury Baptist Ministries since 2009 to provide Downtown Ministry, a loving experience that provides clothing and accessories to residents in need. Proof of ID is required – walk ins are welcomed. View/Download Downtown Ministry flyer here.
Back to School Swap & Shop Supply Drive
The Back to School drive, which provides school uniforms, supplies and accessories to area children in need, runs in the month of August for the uniform swap and then all year round from January 1st – December 31st for uniform appointments. With proper verification of income, birth certificate of child and permanent residency (lease agreements or ownership), our team provides up to two school uniforms for every child in the household. Some families receive up to 15 school uniforms, multiple book-bags and tons of accessories in one day.
In August, we ask our families to bring in their used uniforms from last year and, in exchange for these uniforms, each child is provided a new or ‘like new’ uniform that is his or her most current size.
“I want to tell you how impressed I was with how God is working through Acts 4 and how it continues to evolve. When I came in a couple weeks ago to help with the back to school uniforms sale I was truly encouraged by God's goodness and this wonderful outreach that you are serving in. I pray for the Waterbury children as they prepare for another school year that they have been touched and blessed by this ministry.”
– Susan, Cheshire
Center for Human Development (CHD) Hospitality Center
Acts 4 Ministry has partnered with the Center for Human Development (CHD) Hospitality Center to provide men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and blankets to residents in need. A group of our volunteers partners with the Hospitality Center once a month to distribute quality clothing, blankets, and hygiene items. The Hospitality Center also provides shower facilities, laundry facilities, and computer and telephone usage. Walk-ins welcomed.