Christ Women (CLCW)

Got stuff?  Don't want to have your own Garage sale?
How about donating your unneeded clothes and stuff to a worthy cause? 
Our Annual Trash & Treasure & Clothing Sale will be coming back in 2019!

More information below

Who are the "Christ Lutheran Church Women"?
Christ Lutheran Church Women (sometimes referred to as CLCW) is the Committee that represents all confirmed women of our church. This group is designed to encourage the women of the congregation to grow in faith, support one another, engage in ministry and action and to promote healing and wholeness in the church and the world.
The duties of the Committee are varied:
We oversee and coordinate one Circle (small group) that meet every month.

We organize and run the annual Trash & Treasure/Clothing sale-usually the first Saturday in May.  Everyone is welcome to work on the sale . . . works begins about three weeks before . . . and includes plenty of fun and food to keep you happy.  You can decide where you want to work and when. We also donate our unsold items and clothing to a variety of charities. These include: Shelter our Sisters, Star of Hope Ministries, Grandmother’s Cupboard and the Salvation Army. Stuffed animals were taken to the Red Cross and the books donated to a reading program.  We also provided monetary donations to ELCA Hunger & Disaster Appeals, Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless, L W R, The Center for Food Action, The Navajo Mission, Mexico Mission and to support mission work.  Suggestions as to where to donate money are welcome from female members of the church. Some of the money is spent at church, reducing the mortgage, and helping with key capital projects and programs.

In the fall, there is usually 
a retreat to Koinonia (a Lutheran Camp in NY State), where the attendees have a chance to enjoy the nature that is Koinonia, relax and read, and just have fun. We also hold yearly events such as when Spiritual Artist/Potter, Ray Boswell, came with an inspirational message of hope while we made pottery. 

Helping Hands kits and School kits are packed up and sent to Church World Services, along with a monetary donation to purchase goats and chickens and to fund schooling for some girls and inoculations for many children. 

We meet regularly with our annual meeting usually on the second Sunday in January. We have a short meeting, review the previous year, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of soup and desserts. Consider joining us!

Christ Lutheran Church's Annual
Trash & Treasure & Clothing Sale
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 sale. We raised over $14,000. 

We'll see you again next year!

Got stuff? 
Don’t want to have your own garage sale?
How about donating your unneeded clothes and stuff to a worthy cause! 

Tax receipts will be available at drop off site
The Sale itself and the donation drop off is the church! 32 Pascack Road, Woodcliff Lake (on the corner of Church Rd). 
Hang a flyer in your office and neighborhood! Click here to download one to print out
Clothing Drop Off  - Clean, wearable, clothing will be accepted in the area outside the church office (door facing Pascack Road) beginning Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 29.  If possible, bring clothes on hangers. We also need kids' hangers and paper shopping bags with handles (both grocery store and Dept. store size).
Trash & Treasure /Household items Drop Off - All non-clothing donations will be accepted in the Opsal Wing (door off the big parking lot in back) beginning Sunday, April 22 through Thursday, May 3.

Here is a partial list of items that are needed for the sale.

Clothing Items needed
All sizes: men, women & children,
     Clean- New & used,
     on hangers if possible
Coats, jackets, hats
Sweaters, shirts-all types
Slacks, shorts, jeans
Shoes, sneakers, sandals, socks
Casual and dress attire
Infant clothing
Fitness apparel


Trash & treasure Items needed
Glassware, dishes, kitchen gadgets
Baskets, pot & pans, wooden ware
Electronics and Office equipment
Drapes, linens- please measure & tag
Handyman and sports stuff
Sheets, towels, blankets-please indicate size
Baby equipment
Lighting, lamps
Toys, dolls, stuffed animals, games, puzzles, Crafts, candles, silk flowers,
Art & Frames, Holiday items
Paperbacks and hard cover books
(No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias)
Printers accepted, NO COMPUTERS

Donated items and proceeds from sale will benefit the following:
The Center for Food Action                                    Mexico Mission                      CLC Capital Improvements
Family Promise of Bergen County          Camp Koinonia       Lutheran World Relief             ELCA Disaster Response      Genesis Garden

We need many “Helping Hands” to make this sale a success!  If you can spare a few hours, please call Ann Christensen at 201-666-5078.

Special Note this year: Because the sale has grown in size (which is amazing!), advanced sales will be available to volunteers only. Please let your family and friends know that pre-sales (which happened in the past) is now only available to those who can volunteer. Thank you for your understanding!
Time Schedule for Helping Hands- Everyone is welcome!  Just show up to help!
                        Saturday (4/28)                        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                        Sunday (4/29)                          11:30 am - 3:00 pm
                        Monday-Friday (4/30-5/4)       5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                        Sale Day-Sat. (5/5)                  7:30 am - 4:30 pm
                        Sale day clean up                    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pot Luck Suppers for Helping Hands- will begin with lunch on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th and continue with potluck suppers during weekday evenings. We need help with food for the workers!  If you can help with a dish or dessert or an entire meal, please call Christine Badame at 201-505-1909 or email (online sign-up coming soon!)