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JoJo’s Closet Opens to Help Foster Families

Portrait provided by Jeremy and Jamie Bates

A new non-profit organization with a focus on helping foster families has opened its doors in Carroll County. JoJo’s Closet is a partnership between founders Jeremy and Jamie Bates and the Lifeline Ministry Clothes Closet through Midway Church. The vision for the organization is to provide Carroll County foster families with a place to get free newborn-to-teen clothing, toys, personal care products, and other essential items for the children in their care. Families can pick out five to seven clothing items for each child. When the child outgrows those items, they can return those items in exchange for the next size needed. “Being foster parents ourselves, we realized how great the need is for this,” the Bates said.

JoJo’s Closet will share the space with Midway Church’s Lifeline Ministry Clothes Closet. The space is currently being renovated and is expected to reopen in October. Lifeline Ministry also operates a drive-through food bank serving between 130-180 families every Tuesday. Rusty Greene, Business Administration Pastor for Midway Church said, “Midway Church  is looking forward to a new missions partnership with Jo Jo’s Closet to provide childrens clothing to the foster family community in west Georgia through our Lifeline Ministry Clothes Closet.”

For more information about the organization, visit their Facebook page.

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Kevin Hemphill
Kevin is a reporter for The City Menus. A 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, he moved out of state briefly before returning to the Carroll County community in 2013. He enjoys seeing and writing about the growth in Carrollton and surrounding communities.