The S.D.A. Community Service Center, which distributes free clothing from a shop in Seelyville, is on the move again.


The S.D.A. Community Service Center, which distributes free clothing from a shop in Seelyville, is on the move again.
Gloria Frechen said that she has benefited from having free use of a a portion of the Cozy Corners building since 2003, which has been a tax write-off for the owner, Phyllis Phillips, Ms. Frechen was asked, however, to find a new location, and is asking the public if there is another place to provide for this valuable community service. She said she was not given a deadline when she needed to move.
The S.D.A. Community Service Center gives away clothing and household items to anyone in need, without questions asked. Mrs. Frechen state that she does brisk business.
Hosted by the Honesdale Seventh Day Adventist Church, she recently opened a second facility at the church building On Route 652 at Dunn Road, west of Beach Lake. Sites in both areas are desirable, serving people who may be able to more conveniently come to one over the other.
When they run out of space for donated clothing, the excess is shipped by the church to missions work overseas.
She started the service on March 9, 1999 in the former church location on Erie Street in Honesdale and later moved to the former Bailey furniture building on Erie Street. After that location was no longer available, she operated out of her home.
Until a new location is identified, she is hoping that the Seventh Day Adventist Conference will be able to assist with rent “for a month or two” at the current Seelyville site.
The Seelyville location, just off Maple Avenue on Bridge Street, is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The site at the church is open on the first and third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attempt to reach Ms. Phillips for comment were not successful.
Anyone who may be able to help or wants additional information is asked to call Gloria Frechen at 253-3769.