Cabwaylingo Church

Cabwaylingo Presbyterian Chapel is located in the hills and hollows of Dunlow, WV just forty miles south Huntington, WV. This community suffers from high unemployment, poverty and lack of opportunities for adults and youth. East Union serves our friends at Cabwaylingo in three distinct ways:

Cabwaylingo Clothing Mission

Clothing and household items are collected and stored at East Union year-round and transported to Cabwaylingo twice a year, in the summer and late fall. 

Clothing Donation Requirements

     - No fancy or dry-cleanable clothing accepted
     - No heavy items or easily-breakable items
     - Items must be bagged and taped (bags are thrown many times in a human chain to get them inside/outside buildings and into delivery truck)
     - Label bags (Examples - Girls Jeans, Sz 8; Men’s sweaters, Sz Lrg; Ladies Miscellaneous, Size 10)
     - Deliver clothing to the Administration Building and take to the basement with the supervision of church staff
     - Donations can be made during church office hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm

Christmas Gifts for Cabwaylingo Kids

In mid-November, East Union receives a list of names (including age & clothing size) of young children & teens. Members and friends take names and purchase gifts, returning them to the church, wrapped, with the original tag on the outside. All the gifts are delivered to Cabwaylingo in time for their pre-Christmas celebration and gift distribution. Many of these children may not receive a gift if it were not for this Christmas mission.

3. Hat & Mitten Collection for Cabwaylingo
We collect new and gently used hats, mittens, stuffed animals, and socks, too! These items are sent with the Christmas gifts for the Cabwaylingo Kids. Collection boxes are located in the Sanctuary, Community Center, and Sunday School hallway.

Volunteer Opportunity

Drivers are needed for the twice-per-year Cabwaylingo delivery. The trip to the Chapel takes about 6 hours one-way. East Union has a trailer for transportation. Those who can supply their own pickup truck or similar vehicle, with a hitch for hauling, are always in great demand. Call the East Union Church office (724-265-1381) to get involved with this unique ministry to Appalacia.