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Duration

Multi-day

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Currently, Catie's Closet is providing critical toiletries to children and families through emergency meal sites designated by local public school districts.  Clothing needs are being addressed through our partnerships with direct-service organizations and social service agencies.

What's Needed To Complete

New and gently used clothes that are clean, school-appropriate, and free from stains and damage in the below sizes. Infant, toddler, maternity Youth girls sizes 4 - 18 Youth boys sizes 4 - 18 Teen girls sizes 1 - 17 (2 - 18) and XS - 5X Teen boys sizes 29 - 42 and XS - 5X Bags and boxes to hold the clothing donations.

Whose Help Is Required

Younger children might need the help of an adult to decide what condition of clothing should be donated. Adult help will be required for donation drop offs to drop off site.

Special Requirements

If you plan to drop off donations to our Dracut Distribution Center, please call prior to plan ahead due to our parking lot repaving: 978-957-2200.

How It Makes A Difference

We are a donation-based company and rely on community support.  Donations go right back into the community, into the hands of those who need them the most! Many of our students face clothing insecurity - which means they cannot regularly access clean clothing that makes them feel good and fits them right. A fresh set of clothes, a clean pair of socks or a new pair of shoes can make a world of difference to a student in need. The best part is that our Closets are permanent, in-school resources, so our students can visit the Closet and choose the clothing they love and feel great in!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Start by picking dates to decide the when the drive will start and end. Pick a drop-off location where participating community members can drop off their donations. Decide who will be the main point of contact for your drive, most likely you! Plan Your Drive | Decide when the drive start and end date of your drive, where you will have a drop-off location, and who is the best person to contact about the drive. Contact Catie's Closet | kodia@catiescloset.org to request a customized flier that will help you promote your drive. Please include the dates of your drive, the address of your drop off location and any additional drop-off instructions, and your contact information in case your donors have any questions. Please tell us that you found out about this opportunity through Create the Change® ® ® ®! Promote Your Drive | Share your donation drive on social media, through word of mouth, neighborhood forums, email blasts, and more! Collect the items and take lots of pictures with your at-home crew and drive team! Drop Off Your Donations | Once your drive is complete, contact either Distribution Center to schedule an appointment to drop-off your items. An appointment is needed so our staff can prepare to assist you and share our current drop-off guidelines. Boston Location | 63 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm Dracut Location | 19 School Street, Dracut, MA 01826 Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm Share Your Good Work! | Share your photos and great work with Catie's Closet and your community on social media. Please know that you have made a huge positive impact on your community and will help to make a difference in many local students' lives. Encourage all of your friends to continue donating their clothing to Catie's Closet and helping our students succeed.

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