Our Clothing Store
The Clothing Store operates in a spacious, dedicated room just steps away from the dining area and shares the same Wednesday 5 - 6:30 PM hours of operation. The store is filled with a wide variety of neatly organized and displayed clothing and household items, where guests take turns shopping in small groups.
Donations of clothing and household goods are received from throughout the community and are distributed without cost to our guests. Please click here to see the type of donations we welcome.
In addition, special seasonal programs for the children are managed by the store volunteers. Back-to-school backpacks, Halloween costumes, and Christmas gifts are all carefully selected to match the child’s age and gender. Your donation, either of the items themselves or financial, is most appreciated for these very special programs. For a financial donation, simply send your check to Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen, marked for the Clothing Store, at 7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542.
We welcome new volunteers to help us sort, organize, and display donations. To sign up online click here, leave us a note in our mailbox, or contact the church office (609-924-2613).
Cornerstone Community Kitchen Clothing Store Donation Guidelines
Donations are gladly accepted Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays For large donations (more than 5 bags) or donation questions, please email Judy Miller or Jeanette Timmons at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements
WE WELCOME: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories Due to space limitations, we strongly prefer the following donation times: Summer clothes are accepted March through August Winter clothes are accepted September through February
Children’s toys, books and games
New, unopened toiletries and cosmetics. Full size and travel size are accepted. We especially need: soap, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, men’s razors and shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby diapers and wipes
Small household items such as small appliances, decorative items, lamps, area rugs (5’ x 7’ maximum) dishes, utensils, glassware, pots and pans
Bed linens, towels, table linens, blankets (adult and baby), sleeping bags
Household cleaning supplies, detergents, toilet paper and paper towels
ALL DONATED ITEMS SHOULD BE IN CLEAN AND USABLE CONDITION
WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Hangers Adult books or textbooks Stained, torn or damaged clothing Electronics, computers and phone equipment Oversized items such as sofas, tables, cribs, high chairs, mattresses, large children’s toys Broken or incomplete toys, games, etc. Used bed pillows Any items that require more than one person to carry Specialized items such as musical instruments, large sports equipment, etc.
CCK Health Services
Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen is proud to offer monthly health services by
partnering with the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership and the Princeton Health
During the monthly visits by a nurse, we provide health assessments, health promotion, and
outstanding educational programs including:
Blood pressure screening
Bicycle safety, including free bike helmets
Fire safety, including a visit by the Princeton Fire Dept.
Flu prevention, with demos of good hand washing
Safety in the kitchen
Good dental health, including free dental supplies
In March 2017 we became a clinical site for The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and the student
nurses in their RN to BSN program. Since then the students have offered cholesterol and glucose
screenings, additional blood pressure screenings, counseling, and educational programs for
adults and children. The student nurses, several of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish,
have been well received. CCK continues to be a clinical site for TCNJ, and their nurses come
several times each semester. We are honored to have been selected to participate.
Other highlights of our growing health services program include:
Partnering with Medina Healthcare to offer an annual free flu vaccination clinic
Partnering with NJCEED (New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection) which provided a cancer screening outreach van offering mammograms and a nurse practitioner to offer Pap smears, breast exams, colorectal screening kits, prostate exams and PSA blood testing. Those services were provided to Mercer County residents who were uninsured or underinsured.
Princeton Period Project
Our newest community program will help girls and women with a serious but little-known problem: having access to a reliable supply of feminine hygiene products. For more information and to learn how you can help, please go to www.princetonperiod.org
English Second Language Courses
We offer free basic ESL (inglés como segundo idioma) literacy classes and beginning English classes.
What we’ve accomplished:
What we’ve accomplished:
In May of 2016 we decided to add ESL classes to our offerings.
In June of 2017 four students successfully completed our "Basic English Literacy" course and are now enrolled in our "Beginning English" course.
One of these graduates just earned their U.S. Citizenship
Currently eight students are attending our "Beginning English" course.
Team: Karen Longo-Baldwin
Contact for more information.