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C-4 Overview

C-4 was established in the 1960s to bring the community together in service. Since that time, C-4 has reached out and touched thousands of individuals and families, and continues to provide emergency assistance and make a long-term difference in the lives of many people. C-4 has shown that even small communities can have a big impact on surrounding social concerns. Transfiguration is one of 21 community religious congregations who compose C-4's membership and support its work.


The core of C-4's community involvement is located in the old Colesville Elementary School at 14015 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, where rooms are provided by Montgomery County. From these rooms, the Clothes Closet, Baby Closet, and Toy Closet are staffed by C-4 member volunteers, ready to assist the community.


C-4 accomplishments epitomize the generous character of Transfiguration and other community congregation volunteers. With no anticipation of recognition or praise, these local citizens leave the comfort of their homes and seek out areas of concern where they make a difference.

C-4 Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet anchors the base of C4's operations and provides Montgomery County families with free donated clothing, household goods, and miscellaneous items, like books, toys, etc.


The Clothes Closet is open for shoppers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am till 11:30am. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to help organize donations and help shoppers on shopping days. Transfiguration is principally responsible for staffing the Clothes Closet in January and July, but help is needed every month.


School supplies and backpacks are typically collected by member congregations and distributed in August to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. A strong community involvement in donating clothing, household goods, and other requirements for the Clothes Closet has always been a key to the success of C-4's operations.

C-4 Baby Closet

The Baby Closet provides clothing, furniture, strollers, car seats, and other essentials to expectant mothers, infants and toddlers.


The Clothes Closet and Baby Closet are open to clients on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 11:30am and on Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:00am for handicapped clients. Volunteers from the C-4 member congregations sort the clothing and help the clients select goods.


Transfiguration is responsible for staffing these volunteer positions during the months of January and July, but help is needed every month if you have available time to drop by and help during the hours the Clothes Closet and Baby Closet are open.

C-4 Toy Closet

Each December clients may select toys for their children between the ages of 1 and 12. Toys are collected throughout the year, and especially in November and December, by C-4 member congregations. Then on distribution day in December, the clients "shop" for their children, and are allowed to pick out new, age appropriate, toys for each child. Transfiguration collects toys in late November and early December for donation to the Toy Closet. Transfiguration's Boy Scout Troop 1444 also collects toys and helps C-4 distribute toys on toy distribution day on a designated Saturday each December before Christmas.

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