Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”
Jesus said, “I needed clothes and you clothed me.”
Jesus said, “Truly I tell you whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters, you did for me.”
All BOC ministries are available via the German Street entrance of the Neighborhood Partnership Center building on the NW corner of 10th and German streets . . .
Every Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Geographic Area Served: From East 8th to East 18th Streets, from State Street to Reed Street
* In 2022 there were 6,459 visits to our food pantry serving 487 different family members.
THE CLOTHES CLOSET
To Receive Clothing and Small Household Items:
On Tuesdays and Wednesday our Clothes Closet is once again open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am!
If you are not able to come during that time, you may call the center at 456-6254 on Monday through Wednesday between 8:30 am to 12:30 pm to make a request for items that you need, and schedule a Pick-up appointment to receive them.
*In 2022, there were 2,111 visits made to our Clothes Closet serving 728 different family members. All items are given free of charge.
To Donate New or Gently Used Clothing or Small Household Items:
Drop offs can be made anytime on Mondays between 8:30 and 12:30, or Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:30. Please let us know in advance when you will be arriving, if possible.
*In 2022, we received over 25,220 pounds of clothing and household goods.
FREE Fitness Classes
M.A.A.R.S HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19 concerns – Please see News blog on the Home page
Historically we had:
Martial Arts and Reading Sessions
Grades K – 5
Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Call Mabel Howard at 456-6254 to sign up your
child, or to find out more about this program!
STORYTIME SATURDAY READING PROGRAM
Storytime HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19 concerns – Please see News blog on the Home page
Historically we had:
Spring and Fall 6 Week Sessions
Saturdays from 10:00 am – Noon
For children ages 3 – 10
Every child will receive a FREE BOOK every time they come!
You can pre-register for this program by calling 456-6254 between 9:00 am and Noon. Registration is limited to 20 children.
* In 2019, 18 families with 36 children participated. 194 books were distributed to the children; sponsored in part by Hooked on Books for Kids Erie