Community agencies and organizations that provide opportunities for service in Gloucester:
King’s Things. King’s Things is a Christian thrift shop established in 1983 through the cooperative efforts of the Ministerial and Lay persons from the Bethesda United Methodist, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, and Trinity Episcopal Churches. The mission of this ecumenical thrift shop is to provide the communities of the Kingsway sending district with an outreach center. The funds generated through the sale of used clothing and other small household items to the general public provide clothing, food, or funds for emergency needs. In conjunction with the thrift shop, a volunteer food pantry is maintained. It is through the combined efforts of the thrift shop, food bank, and community that over one hundred families were provided with food at Thanksgiving and food baskets and children’s gifts at Christmas. Adult volunteers are always needed.