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No one’s potential should be limited because their clothes are dirty.

Your donation, of any size or type, removes barriers standing between our neighbors and who they could become.

You make transformation possible.

A financial gift to Presbyterian Social Ministries has an exponential impact. Because our work directly benefits more than 100 agencies, supporting us supports them, too.

Your gift doesn’t only support PSM, it supports our partners, like Rethreaded, Giving Closet, and Nassau Sherriff’s office. These agencies support survivors of human trafficking, clothe children in poverty who would otherwise miss school, and help provide clothing to individuals released from incarceration.

Because we help the helpers, our supporters give to a community of organizations all working toward the same goal: providing essential goods and services to neighbors in need.

If we were sitting down with you right now, this is what we would say.

From our Director of Logistics, Neil

From our Home Safe graduate, Theresa

From our Director of Housing, Karen

From our Home Safe graduate, Calvin

Your transformational gift for our shared impact.

There are many ways you can support Presbyterian Social Ministries and our more than 100 agency partners.

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Give your time

One hour of your time can change someone's life.

Any gift of time you spend preparing our donations for distribution ensures that our partner agencies never have to turn away a family in need.

Partner with us

We partner with any agency who can respectfully share our donated and sorted goods with the people who need them most. 

If we can help you multiply your impact, then let’s partner.

Donate items on our wishlist

Many people want to donate items to Clothing with Purpose, but they’re not sure what to give.

Our biggest needs are the unglamorous necessities, like underwear and socks.

Take a look at this Walmart wish list, make a purchase, and Walmart will ship the items directly to us.

Sponsor a Monthly Box

Join our monthly giving program, giving $20.00 each month to clothe 20 neighbors.

You can give through our Facebook, Instagram, Venmo, or Paypal.

Just remember to choose “make this a monthly donation".

Our Commitments To You

Your gift of any size will meet an immediate and tangible need.

Your resources will be utilized directly to purchase goods for distribution, pay for shipping to send our donations to their final destinations, purchase fuel for our delivery drivers, and address other immediate and tangible needs.

Needs like shelter for previously-chronically homeless families, or clothing for children who would otherwise skip school to avoid the shame of showing up in the same shirt that’s been stained for five consecutive days.

For neighbors who are displaced, or experiencing clothing insecurity, the day their needs are met is the transformational moment that their focus shifts from surviving to thriving.

Your gift will never be used in a way that discriminates against any neighbor, based on any factor.

Though we are a faith-based organization, our donors come from diverse backgrounds and follow diverse beliefs. Our agency partners, and their recipients, are similarly diverse. 

To learn more about our commitments to diversity and equity, you can review our Statement on racial justice and our Anti-discrimination policy.

Ardice (Ardy) Wilson

Volunteer

Ardy is retired and has been volunteering with PSMJax for more than 2 years.

Coming in to sort clothing is part of her daily routine. She normally sorts clothing for at least 2 hours a day.

Ardy originally started volunteering with PSM as part of our partnership with Seniors on A Mission.

Ardy really helps our Clothing with Purpose tremendously and we are lucky to have her.

Alexis J. Brothers (USN)

Volunteer

Alexis Brothers generously gave of her time to PSM while stationed at the Naval Station Mayport. In this photo you see Alexis and 3 other US Navy personnel delivering mattresses donated by Helix Sleep, one of PSM's corporate partners.

Alexis not only volunteered on numerous occasions, but she also recruited and coordinated the other Navy personnel that accompanied her.

AO1 (SW/SW) Alexis J. Brothers was awarded the Military Oustanding Volunteer Service Medal for her positive contribution, which further solidifies the relationship between the U.S. Navy to our Jacksonville community.

As her award letter so eloquently states, "your efforts significantly enhanced and improved the local communities in which you serve and positively impacted lives while setting a shining example for those you led."

Tracey Kyles

Volunteer

Tracey is a native Floridian who recently returned from Tennessee to her hometown of Jacksonville.

She is experienced in graphic design, media buying, strategic communication, brand management, logo design, web design, and media management.

At the tender age of 22, she opened her own business.

She holds a Master's degree in Communication Management and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Communications.

Visit her website or email at tkyles935@gmail.com or call 931.220.5371.

Don Downing

Board Member

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Tamir Taylor

Board Member

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Don Downing

Board Member

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Kevin Tuck

Board Treasurer

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Denise Judd

Board Secretary

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Theresa Tippins

Board Chair

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Josephine Mamungun

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Jo was born and raised in the Philippines where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA.

While in the Philippines she worked for the largest bank for 11 years.

She migrated from the Philippines to California where she worked for a jewelry company for 16 years and a part time job as a tax preparer at H&R Block. She also studied at the Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA.

​Later she moved to Florida and has been with PSM for 5 years now. She’s a detailed oriented, loyal person with the “get the job done” attitude.

She believes that because she is blessed, therefore she should bless others too. Through the help of PSM, she was able to accomplish her dream of giving back to her country by donating clothes to the less fortunate.

Outside of work she enjoys baking bread and sweets, is active at her Church and enjoys watching Korean dramas in her spare time.

Deidre Lane

Family Advocate

There is nothing that Florida native Deidre M. Lane, M.E.d., is more passionate about than her family and her community. She is dedicated to serving her community by advocating for people who have felt marginalized, oppressed, and are fighting to be treated with dignity and respect.

For nearly 17 years now, Ms. Lane has been a culturally responsive leader, spokesperson, community builder, team developer, coach, and facilitator. As a diversity and inclusion practitioner, Ms. Lane has had many experiences in various religious, nonprofit, government, and educational sectors. Along with this work, Ms. Lane also mentor’s youth and young adults, helping them explore their beliefs and values to broaden their lenses on living inclusively. When asked why she does many things, Ms. Lane constantly alludes to the inner peace and joy that supporting and encouraging others brings to her spirit.

Working in one of her various roles within her community, Ms. Lane has always inspired others to expand their lens. By looking past their view and biases, people of all differences could find the secret to working with others who share different beliefs within themselves. Her philosophy was once you support and empower individuals, you give them the tools and resources they need to become their best selves. Ms. Lane believes this is what helps people to experience mutual and individual success.

Currently, Ms. Lane is pursuing a Professional Doctoral degree specializing in Education Leadership and Management. Her motto is the 3’ D’s: Dream, Dedication, and Determination. Have a dream, dedicate yourself to the purpose and be determined and relentless in seeing it through.

 

Adventina John

Social Media Manager

Adventina is a Tanzanian born legal practitioner turned communications practitioner with 8 years of experience.

She has worked for numerous entities such as a daily TV show, a sports company, an advertising agency, a university, multiple non-profit organizations, and a church.

Adventina is skilled in public relations, social media marketing, video production, photography, and developing overall communication strategies.

“Working for a company or an organization whose mission is people focused and promotes the well-being of a community, drives me to work harder and fuels my passion for communication.”

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"PSMJax’s social media footprint excelled under the leadership of Adventina Kiyeyeu. She scripted, recorded, and edited all of the videos you see on PSM's YouTube channel including many other pictures you will see sprinkled throughout all of our sites. Adventina’s expertise and guidance have greatly enhanced our virtual reach and we couldn’t have done it without her."


-- Teri Ketchum, CEO

Neil’s professional career covers various sectors of industry, including access control, security, loss control prevention, and chemical testing; in a blend of positions, including installations, service, technical training, sales, and customer relations. Accounts Neil has worked with include Fortune 500 companies and various state governments.

Neil was born in South Africa, immigrated to the USA in 1997, and became a citizen in 2008. He lived in Ohio and North Carolina before moving to the Jacksonville area in 2013. Neil enjoys working on complex mechanical things, being outdoors, attending live music events, good conversations with interesting people, and being able to help people.

Anne Kail

Development Associate

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Neil Claasen

Director of Logistics

Neil is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Clothing with Purpose program including volunteer coordination, inventory management, and collaborating with PSM's partner agencies.

Neil’s professional career covers various sectors of industry, including access control, security, loss control prevention, and chemical testing; in a blend of positions, including installations, service, technical training, sales, and customer relations. Accounts Neil has worked with include Fortune 500 companies and various state governments.

Neil was born in South Africa, immigrated to the USA in 1997, and became a citizen in 2008. He lived in Ohio and North Carolina before moving to the Jacksonville area in 2013. Neil enjoys working on complex mechanical things, being outdoors, attending live music events, good conversations with interesting people, and being able to help people.

 

Karen Thomas

Director of Housing

Karen is a native of Jacksonville and is very active in her community. She is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a major in Social Science.

Her leisure activities include coaching Cheer-leading and Dance, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.