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Harlem church transforms into mall to help community

Posted: 7:06 PM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 19:06:33-04

HARLEM — First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem transformed their sanctuary for a clothing mall event this Saturday.

The annual event is expected to draw 2,000 people, mostly from shelters and soup kitchens in Harlem.

Fashion stylists will also be on standby for anyone who needs assistance.

Volunteers like Hannah Hunt spent the week preparing for the big day. “It’s a labor of love,” Hunt told PIX11 News.

The goal is to create an upscale experience complete with personal shoppers.

Clothing and shoes will be provided to people who show up Saturday. Each person is allowed 25 items, including two pairs of shoes, one light coat and one heavy coat, Hunt said.

The cost? Everything is free of charge.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Corinthian Baptist Church Sanctuary at 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.