Join us for brunch on May 15!

Join us for brunch on May 15!

Get to know Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County and join us for a free brunch on May 15!

We’re excited to share our story with members of the community. Come to learn more about our organization and our many volunteer opportunities.

We will also be accepting clothing donations, so jump into your spring cleaning early and bring any clothing donations for kids (K-12th grade) with you! See our complete list of accepted items.

Brunch details

Sunday, May 15, 2016
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20 Forest Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Click here to RSVP
Click here for the event flyer

**Please RSVP by May 11**

Who we are

Clothes To Kids was founded in 2002 in Clearwater, Florida. Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County is a new affiliate, started in fall 2015 to serve low-income or in-crisis school age children in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to these children, all free of charge.We envision a community in which every child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success.

 

“Spring Clean Your Closets” Clothing Drive | April 30-May 14

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Look no further than your own closet for donations to Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County’s first ever “Spring Clean Your Closets” Clothing Drive, April 30-May 14, 2016.

Do you have clothing that no longer fits?  Or perhaps some things you haven’t worn for a while? Take this opportunity to perform a deep cleanse on your closet! Items that you no longer need may be an absolute treasure to someone else.

What we need

Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County gladly accepts quality new and gently-used clothing and shoes that would be appropriate for kids (grades K-12) to wear to school.

All items and sizes are needed at this time. Please ensure they are clean and in good condition:

  • tops (any kinds, tshirts, polos, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, sweaters, sweatshirts)
  • bottoms (to include, pants, jeans, shorts, skirts)
  • dressier items (blazers, suits and dressy dresses for girls; sports jackets and suits for boys)
  • coats and jackets (both lightweight and winter)
  • shoes (boots, slip-ons, tennis shoes)
  • all undergarments** (new socks and underwear)
  • we also accept belts, purses, hats, jewelry, backpacks, and winter accessories and will allow these as part of the wardrobe as available.

 **We cannot accept used underwear or socks. New items must be in unopened packages. Gently-used bras are okay.

Schedule a pick-up or drop-off!

To arrange a scheduled pick-up or drop-off during the clothing drive, please contact:

If you live in CT:  Call or text Elaine at (203) 533-9846, or elainer@clothestokidsfairfieldcounty.org

If you live in NYC:  Call or text Alexandra at (203) 984-5017, or alexandrak@clothestokidsfairfieldcounty.org

 

We need your help to get our new Clothes To Kids store fully stocked and ready to open!  

Click here to print the flyer.

 

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Thank you for making Giving Day 2016 a resounding success!

Thank you for making Giving Day 2016 a resounding success!

We raised over $2,300 on Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2016, our first time participating in this amazing annual event! March 10, 2016 was a big day for Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County, and the board and volunteers want to thank everyone for helping to fuel our mission.

The gifts we received will be put to use immediately, gettting our new store space ready to open, purchasing new socks and underwear for kids grades K-12, and purchasing software to track donors and clients.

With your support, so much is possible.

Give where you live! Support us on Fairfield County’s Giving Day March 10th

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Come together with other donors in the region during this 24-hour event and make an incredibly powerful, collective impact by supporting your favorite local nonprofits. Give where you live on March 10th and help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 (or more!).

On March 10th:

  • Go to FCGives.org
  • Donate $10 or more to Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County
  • Spread the word! Post, tweet, share!  #FairfieldCountyGives

Make one or more donations throughout the day and help Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County win one of many monetary prizes.

Here are a few prizes that we’ve set our sights on:

  • On March 7: “Like” our Giving Day Facebook post any time between 7am and 4pm. The organization with the most number of “Likes” will win $500!
  • On March 10: When the clock strikes midnight, visit our Giving Day donation page and make a donation of $25.  The first 20 organizations to receive $25 from 25 individual donors will receive $1,000 from Whole Foods!

Donating on Fairfield County’s Giving Day will help Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County open our new store.  Our goal is to be fully stocked and ready to open our doors by spring of 2016, in a unique store-like setting where parents can shop with dignity and children can browse for their own school clothes.

We are a new nonprofit and our needs are many. Your donations will help us to:

  • open our new store
  • purchase new underwear and socks for kids in grades K-12
  • purchase office supplies
  • purchase software to keep track of our clients and donors

Mark your calendar for March 10th!