Rescue Mission Attempts to Break World Record Clothing Drive

Karla volunteers at the Rescue Mission of Trenton where they are attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for the largest collection of clothing for recycle/donation on November 15.   rescue-mission-bin-map

How can you help?

1. Donate your used clothing at any of our 100+ collection sites!  View the map on our website to #findabin.

2. Schedule a pick up!  Contact Chandler Mumolie at  or (609) 964-0414 x 100.

3. Drop off any donations at the main event!
November 13th & November 14th 9:00AM – 8:30PM
New Jersey National Guard Armory, 15 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Stop by for a free beverage from the Dunkin’ Donuts truck and see what (hopefully) 160,000 pieces of clothing looks like!  Press release about the finale event.

What happens to the clothes after the event?

First and foremost, the clothing donations are distributed free of charge to clients in our emergency shelter, or to those who simply cannot pay. Clothing donations are also resold in our Mission Thrift Store, one of the largest retail outlets in the City of Trenton, at very affordable prices. Lastly, whatever cannot be resold or distributed is sold in bulk and the proceeds go back to the continued operations of our social service programs.

Honorary Co-Chairs Support the Effort:

  • Governor Chris Christie
  • Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson
  • Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes
  • Michelle Siekerka, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) President

About the Rescue Mission
Since 1915, the Mission has been there for those who are struggling and have no place else to turn.  We provide a safe haven for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted – a place where those who are hurting are treated with respect and dignity no matter how many times they’ve fallen down.  We provide the basics – food, clothing and shelter (emergency, transitional, rooming and boarding house and permanent supportive housing).

This past year we provided 127,978 meals, 57,377 bed nights of emergency shelter, 25,756 days in residential treatment, and 4,531 days in rooming/board house, 6,242 days in permanent housing and free clothing and furniture on 6,676 occasions. 

At the Mission, we work hard to reduce our dependency on government by generating a significant portion of our revenue from entrepreneurial activities such as the salvage and resale of clothing.  The Mission store sells the clothing to the community at discounted prices.