Some facts about Your Grandmother's Cupboard (that are not generally known).

1. THERE SIMPLY IS NO OTHER ORGANIZATION ANYWHERE IN NEW JERSEY, ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD LIKE YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S CUPBOARD.

2. We are now providing almost 4,000 children and adults each month FREE clothing, shoes and other items and that number keeps growing. These are people in need, often in desperate circumstances, and for whom the Cupboard is often their only resource. In fact, it is up almost 1,000 from the previous year. This year, even with all the snowy days, we are now serving an additional 50 people at the Roslyn Plaza location and the same across the state.

3. Of the 4,000 people we serve every month, approximately 2,500 are adults, with the rest being their young children. These "customers" normally leave with at least one bag of clothing and other supplies, usually much more. We limit the amounts of toilet paper, diapers and food, but almost every other item has no limit if it is the correct size.

4. The 2,500 adult "shoppers" every month, with each one taking a minimum of 10 items (and usually much, much more) means we need to have obtained, processed, put into tubs and distributed 25,000 items, primarily donated clothing and shoes every month.

5. THOSE NUMBERS MEAN THAT WE NOW ARE OBTAINING, PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTING 300,000 ITEMS OF CLOTHING, SHOES AND NECESSITIES OF LIFE EVERY YEAR.

6. This "supply chain" is made possible because over the years the Cupboard has developed a network of senior citizen villages, service clubs, churches, thrift stores and dedicated volunteers that provide and donate these items.

7. In addition, the Cupboard has been able to recruit and train 15-20 dedicated volunteers that serve at the Cupboard every week and an additional number that serve in the outlying areas in the northeast and northwest. These are the people who process the donated items, sorting by size and gender, and either packing into our large plastic tubs or hanging on racks.

8. These are the reasons that the Cupboard has been able to survive, grow and serve so many people in need, people who often have no other resources.

9. WE HAVE BUILT A SUPPLY CHAIN MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE FREE CLOTHING AND SHOES TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEED EVERY MONTH, UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

10. The Cupboard has made it possible for individuals to donate clothing, shoes and other items that they no longer need or no longer want knowing they will be put to good use for people in need(and not sold for scrap, which is the case for many other organizations.)

11. The volunteers at our walk ins, food pantries and soup kitchens, then make these items available to people who really need and really want at no cost.

12. The Cupboard has become "God's Recyclers" and it is God's continuing help, along with help from special friends like you, who have made it all possible.