Westchester’s Clothing Bank For Children

The Sharing Shelf was founded in 2009 to address clothing insecurity and meet the basic material needs of low-income children and teens in Westchester County.

Nearly 14% of Westchester children are chronically absent from school, and clothing is one critical cause.

Chronic absenteeism and low self-esteem negatively impact a child’s academic success.

These students are more likely to drop out by high school,with lifelong economic, social, and emotional consequences.

clothing donations

Ready to donate

We accept donations of new and gently used clothing in all sizes, from newborn through XXXL and limited types of infant equipment.

  • New socks
  • New underwear 
  • Period products
  • Diapers – particularly size 5-6, Pull-ups, and wipes (unscented)
  • Rear-facing infant car seats that are less than 5 years old (please wash and reinstall cover before donating)
  • “Pack-n-plays” (clean thoroughly before donating, include all parts)
  • Strollers (clean thoroughly before donating, include all parts)
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Capris
  • Sundresses
  • Cotton and lightweight sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Light-weight jackets
  • New or li(March 1 – July 15)
  • Lightly used sneakers and sandals
  • (July 15 to February 28)
  • New hats and new gloves (toddler/youth in particular)
  • Long-sleeve shirts and short-sleeve T-shirts for layering
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts.
  • Jeans, khakis, sweatpants
  • Fall and winter dresses
  • Fleece jackets
  • Winter coats
  • Sturdy all-season shoes, sneakers and snow-boots
  • New socks
  • New underwear 
  • Period products
  • Diapers – particularly size 5-6, Pull-ups, and wipes (unscented)
  • Rear-facing infant car seats that are less than 5 years old (please wash and reinstall cover before donating)
  • “Pack-n-plays” (clean thoroughly before donating, include all parts)
  • Strollers (clean thoroughly before donating, include all parts)

Stories from the Community

Stories from the Community

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Assistance

The Sharing Shelf is a free resource for those working with low-income families, children and teens.

We provide a seasonal wardrobe plus other basic material needs to children birth to age 19. Our sole standard is – would the child or teen you are working with — benefit from free clothing due to economic hardship.

To protect the anonymity of the children and to streamline our services, we do not accept requests directly from families or individuals.

IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY

Our Impact In 2021

1,600

BACKPACKS PROVIDED

3,200

WARDROBE PACKS

99

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