With inflation rising over 7% during the past year and the price of gas going up 22% in the last two weeks alone, many people in the Southern Tier are having their pocketbooks squeezed.

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Trying to afford some of the basics is becoming a problem for many but there is an organization that can help out. Project Concern is a non-profit clothing bank serving those in need in Broome and surrounding counties.

Project Concern in Chenango Bridge

Project Concern has been helping our area for over 35 years but there are still a lot of people that don't know they exist. They have racks full of season clothing for everyone including athletic, casual, business, and dress wear.

They have clothes for men, women from newborns to adults. They may be a clothing bank but they have so much more. They have household items, furniture, and if you are there on the right day, they could even have medical equipment.

Prices may be rising everywhere else but not at Project Concern. They STILL ONLY CHARGE $2 A BAG, to get what you need. The $2 is to let them keep the lights and heat on.

Project Concern
Project Concern

They not only provide clothes and household items but they also can help with food insecurity. Food is available from CHOW and STFB at Project Concern although the selection and availability will vary depending on the day.

There is NEVER  a charge for food and they are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from Noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon. So how are they able to help the community at such a low cost or for free?

Volunteers Needed For Project Concern

Project Concern is run by volunteers and they rely 100% on donations from people like you. Their volunteers are the best and you can become a part of this group. They help make the shopping experience more comfortable for their guests.

If you would like to join them, you can call during their business hours at (607) 64-2492. If there isn't an answer, leave a clear message with your name and number. Project Concern believes in helping those who need it the most.

Project Concern Donation Drop-Off Hours

If you are looking to make a donation, their current drop-off times are Monday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Project Concern is located at 23 Kattelville Road, Binghamton. They do have security cameras on sight so if you're thinking about dropping off items that aren't being accepted by Project Concern, you may want to think twice.

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