Lydia's Loft

 Lydia’s Loft will be closed through June 2, due to the emergency nature of COVID-19. We are also NOT accepting clothing donations at this time. Thank you!

Lydia’s Loft estara’ cerrado hasta 2 de Junio, debido al virus Carona. No aceptaremos ninguna donaciones durante esta tiempo.  Gracias!

“A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14

Lydia’s Loft opened its doors to clients for the very first time on Feb 10, 2004. Our mission is to provide clothing free of charge to those in need. Our clients reside primarily in Northern Mecklenburg and Southern Iredell counties.  It began as an ecumenical ministry among local churches, but today is staffed entirely by volunteers from all over the greater Lake Norman area. We exist because of the kindness and generosity of many individuals, groups, churches, and corporate organizations.

Lydia’s Loft is the “perfect recycling center”. We have many people in our area that wish to donate their unneeded clothing items. There are also many members of our community who cannot afford to purchase what is needed for themselves and their families. Here, we are putting the two together. In this way, many benefit. Our volunteers gain much in return for the time spent at “The Loft”. Our clients are thrilled to have a warm jacket or a new pair of shoes.


Our donors enjoy knowing that their donated items will go to good use!


Donations may be made any time by leaving bagged items in our back porch. Because we have limited space, please do NOT leave furniture, housewares, toys, appliances. books. Contact Beds for Kids for furniture and household items.

We appreciate your donations of

  • Clothing – Men’s, women’s children’s all sizes.
  • Socks
  • New underwear
  • blankets, sheets, comforters,
  • shoes
  • accessories
  • towels
  • Large shopping bags
  • Formal attire accepted on behalf of the Prom Closet.

Monetary Donations may be made at Lydia’s Loft during our operating hours. Checks can be out to Lydia’s Loft and sent to Lydia’s Loft c/o First Baptist Church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078”.  


Our volunteers perform many duties at Lydia’s Loft. Sorting and hanging in-season clothing. Packing off-season clothing for future use. Greeting and assisting clients. Checking clients in and out during the shopping process. Straightening the building. Moving boxes to outside storage areas, etc.

Interested in volunteering? Contact our volunteer coordinator Darlene O’Toole at  For larger group volunteer projects or special service work days, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator, Jill Ritterspach at

Para nuestros clientes:

Es necesario ser referido(a) para poder recibir ropa.  Cada familia puede recibir ropa una vez cada 60 días. La persona responsable de la familia debe mostrar su identificación cada vez que venga a Lydia’s Loft. Va a necesitar por lo menos una hora para comprar.

Las referencias son expedidas a discreción de las organizaciones:

  • Un pastor o un miembro del personal de la iglesia u organización religiosa puede darle una referencia firmada, en un papel official de la iglesia, incluyendo el nombre y fecha de Nacimiento de la persona responsable de la familia y de los dependientes.
  • EL consejero del colegio de su hijo(a) – puede darle una carta firmada, en un papel oficial del colegio, incluyendo el nombre y fecha de nacimiento de la persona responsable de la familia y de los dependientes

También tenemos acuerdos para obtener referencias con los siguientes Ministerios. (Continuaremos agregando Ministerios a la lista).

For our Clients:

A referral is required to receive clothing.

Each family can shop once every 60 days. Head of household must show his or her photo ID before shopping. Please allow at least one hour to shop.

Referrals are issued at the discretion of the following organizations:

  • A pastor or staff of a church or religious organization – we’ll need a signed referral letter on their church’s letterhead, giving us the name and birth date of the head of household as well as the names and birth dates of each of their dependents.
  • Your child’s school counselor – we’ll need a signed letter on the school’s letterhead, giving us name and birth date of the head of household as well as the names and birth dates of each of their dependent.

We also have referral arrangements with the following Ministry Partners. We continue to add ministry partners to our list:

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Physical Address: 203 N. Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville NC 28078   

Mailing Address:    Lydia’s Loft, c/o FBC-H, 119 N Old Statesville Rd. Huntersville NC 28078

Phone:  704-948-7797