Formerly Shepherd’s Cove Clothing Pantry
347 W. Lusher Ave. Elkhart, IN 46517
Our pantry is FREE! We are able to help people in our community or from ANYWHERE, because of amazing people who donate to us. We have clothing from Newborn to plus sizes, shoes, books, toys, household items and more. It’s a great time to stock up on warm clothes!
*Thank you to everyone that donated to The Cove-Elkhart in 2022! We are officially closed for the year and will open in Spring 2023. We do not have an opening date at this time.
*While we are closed for winter break, we do not accept any donations at this time.
These are ministries and organizations we have helped in 2022 with suppling clothing, shoes, toys, bedding and hygiene products. We hope to continue helping these ministries and organizations plus more in need.
Fresh Paint, Heart City Outreach, Bashor Children’s Home, Susanna’s Kitchen, Elkhart Women’s Shelter, Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition, The Window and local nursing homes.
We exist to help the community grow in the love of Jesus by providing for physical, spiritual, and educational needs.
The Cove originally started as an outreach ministry of a local church in 2006, opening once a month. By 2011, it was determined to open once a week to meet the growing need of the community during the economic downturn. During the next 3 years, there was such an increase in the number of clients and donations that we outgrew our location.
We were now opening twice a week. In 2014, the Lord provided a building for us! Our current location was generously donated by a local family. Due to the generosity of the community donations, we are utilizing our entire building. We became a 501c3, non-profit organization when we received the building. The Cove is entirely run by volunteers. The director, board, and staff, all freely give of their time to make this community asset available to those in need.
Looking to help our cause?
Please read the rules before entering the shop
• We are limiting our shoppers to 50 families a day. There will be 2 groups of 25 families each. They will each have 45 minutes to shop.
• You may only shop one time a month.
• You need an ID to shop.
• Everyone can have two banana boxes and one basket for their items.
Our first donation day will be March 10, 2022.
Our donation days are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to noon.
*We no longer will be taking furniture or TV’s*
Last day for donations will be December 13, 2022.
*We will not be accepting donations while we are closed*
Wednesday: Check-in 5pm & shopping starts at 5:30pm.
Friday: Check-in 10am & shopping starts at 10:30am.
Looking to volunteer?
Linda Boss – President
Tammy Mullins – Treasurer
Mick Hoeflinger – Secretary
Susie Good – Member
Leigh Holland – Member