Asbury United Methodist Church asked schools in the district about their greatest needs. From that question, the Asbury Resource Center, or ARC as it is better known, was born. Asbury UMC, along with other community partners, turned an old elementary school building into something much more than a clothing closet. Each child or family that comes through gets their own personal shopper who helps make the experience.
“What it does to a family and children, if you’ve ever seen them come in and shop, is it makes them feel loved and cared for and important, and that’s a whole lot more than a pair of pants.” – Kathy Vinzant of United Way
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