Help a Child Go to
School This Fall Looking Good and Feeling Confident
Clothes for Kids
provides new school clothing to needy children in Westchester and the
Bronx with the help of donations from local corporations, their
employees, clubs, individuals and schools. The new clothing these kids
receive helps them feel confident for the first day of school, and
helps them get through the cold winter months, but the benefits go
further. Getting new clothes for school sends a message to a child that
school is important and that he or she is important.
Here’s how the program works…..
are given a profile of a child (ages 5-12) and, with the help of
family, friends or co-workers, the sponsor raises funds and purchases
clothing, for that child. The profile is compiled by a social
worker and includes the child’s first name, sex, and age, as well as
style and color preferences. Each child receives underwear,
socks, three sets of apparel, and sneakers or a coat, as well as a
backpack and school supplies. The estimated cost for one
$200. Click on the “Sponsoring a Child” link on the left for
With money raised through donations, Back-to-School Clothes for Kids
has shopping nights for teens at the Galleria in White Plains and malls
in Northern Westchester. Some of these teens have never had a chance to
shop for their own new clothes! The “Shopping With A Teen” or “SWAT”
Nights give teens an opportunity to select and try on clothes and get
exactly what they want - with the right look and the right fit. There
are a few ground rules of course! Click on “SWAT Nights” on the left
for more information. Donations and volunteers are welcome!
Corporations, Organizations and Clubs
year, almost 60 Westchester corporations, organizations and clubs
participated in the Back-to-School Clothes for Kids program.
sponsored and shopped for 1 child, some 10, some over 100 children.
Every sponsorship is precious to the child who receives those new duds
for that first day of school! Companies that shopped for
found that this volunteer experience fosters teamwork and a sense of
achievement. It also highlights your company as one that
back to the community. Some companies supported their
efforts by matching their efforts with a monetary contribution.
welcome monetary contributions from corporations and
This is a wonderful opportunity to help local disadvantaged
children. Click on the Sponsorship Form on the left to find
can join with family members, friends, religious groups or clubs to
sponsor one or more children. Parents have told us that it was a great
way for their child to learn about and help a child who is not as
fortunate as themselves. Receipts are available for Community
Service Hours- contact us for more information.
what a 15 year old girl who received clothing wrote her sponsor, the
very first year we operated this program. We realized how important our
efforts were and have been sponsoring kids ever after.
name is Shawn and I’m 15 years old. I’ll be starting high school this
year. I would like to thank you for buying these clothes for me. It’s
the first time anyone has given me a variety of clothes to wear to
school when I really needed it. I appreciate it a lot".