Clothes for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides new
clothes at the start of the school year to underprivileged children
living in the New York metropolitan area. It is staffed by
volunteers with the exception of a part-time administrator in the busy
Clothes for Kids was started by Connie Kennedy, a New Rochelle resident
and 40-year employee of TAL International Container Corporation in
Purchase, NY. Inspired by a newspaper article about the problems
of homeless children, she decided to take action. The first year
of the program, Connie, along with friends, family and co-workers
raised $900 and provided clothing and school supplies for ten
children. In 2013, our 28th year, we sent close to 1000 children back
to school “dressed for success.” All of the recipient children
are qualified by social workers from various social service agencies.
Clothes for Kids has received extensive regional and national media
coverage. Newspapers such as The New York times and Gannett;
magazines such as Family Life; TV’s Good Day New York and News 12, and
Radio’s WVOX have all publicized Back-to-School Clothes for Kids for
its service to needy kids and the community.
Clothes for Kids is a non-profit corporation exempt from Federal Income
Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our
Federal Tax ID Number is 13-3468748.
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