Beehive Clothing produces the sacred garments and ceremonial clothing for Latter-day Saints and Church distribution centers all over the world.
Members have long been invited to serve by helping clean their local meetinghouses, and stake leaders often receive requests asking for endowed members to assist in temple cleaning after operating hours, but a new opportunity to serve in a unique way is now being offered.
A new letter to the Utah Area has been released, asking for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer at the Beehive Clothing Salt Lake plant to help prepare clothing items for marking and packaging.
For this special project at the Salt Lake facility, the Church has asked that volunteers be able to physically stand, lift up to 30 pounds, and use both hands to perform light tasks. The regular volunteer shifts have been modified in hopes that individuals, families, youth groups, Relief Societies, and elders quorums will be able to participate outside of their work and school schedules.
The current Beehive Clothing volunteer shifts are:
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7:00–8:30 p.m.
- Saturdays 10:00 a.m.–12 p.m.
Groups should not exceed 100 people and volunteers must be members of the Church, age 11 or older. For more information, contact Dina Hayes at 801-240-0609.
Beehive Clothing has six operating facilities across the globe—in Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, the Philippines, and the US.
Izabel de Oliveira Silva Cunha, a Beehive employee in Brazil, told Newsroom, “Since I have joined this team, I feel it is a privilege to work on the Lord’s work. It is gratifying to know that I serve Him in my daily work. And now, that feeling only increases because it is part of the purpose.”
“At Beehive, you always [have] an opportunity to serve,” said Lek Horne, an employee in Salt Lake City. “It’s just an honor for me to do this.”
In mid 2020, some of the work on ceremonial clothing was put on hold as the Beehive Clothing facilities shifted to producing hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks and surgical gowns for health care workers to help address local needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.