The Joseph House Clothing Bank Ministry is an outreach to all who come in need. We are located at 6108 St. Clair Avenue. 

Help us make a "world of difference". 

 We are grateful for your donations, which keep the Clothing Bank full! 

Because of the generous donations we receive from local churches and individual supporters, the Joseph House Clothing Bank has provided clothing for over 1,200 local neighbors and over 1,300 refugees from the 27 countries shown below:

Map Key : 1. Sudan  2. Congo  3. Bhutan  4. Burma  5. Somalia  6. Ethiopia  7. Tanzania  8. Iraq  9. Eritrea  10. Afghanistan 11. Nepal 12. Pakistan  13. Burundi  14. Ukraine  15. Zambia  16. Syria 17. Kenya  18. Jordan  19. Israel  20. Uzbekistan  21. Rwanda 22. Thailand  23. Uganda  24. Yemen  25. South Sudan  26. Burkina Faso  27. Cote d'Ivoire


In November of 2011, the Clothing Bank Ministry began serving the needs of the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. In April of 2014, Joseph House began a new collaboration with Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services (MRS). This partnership expanded our Clothing Bank Ministry to serve not only local neighbors in need of clothing, but also the refugees that arrive in Cleveland through MRS at the rate of approximately 300 per year. Each week, a worker from MRS brings newly arriving refugees to the Clothing Bank, where they "shop" for clothing they need.

Joan Laux, Clothing Bank Coordinator, recounts a story about a beautiful 3-4 year old little girl from Somalia who came in shopping with her father. She entered the store wearing her traditional clothing with a bejeweled hijab on her head. By the time she left with her father, she had traded the hijab for a baseball cap, which she was wearing backwards. Adorable!

Recently a local client was shopping for clothing at the same time students from St. Ignatius High School were volunteering. As the students were leaving, Joan thanked them and mentioned to the local shopper that they were from St. Ignatius. The shopper announced that he was a graduate of the class of 1974 and was proud to see the boys helping us. What a small world!

If you would like more information regarding this ministry, or to volunteer, please call Joseph House at 216-431-7200 and leave a message for Joan.