The Sharing Shelf was founded by a volunteer and relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission. Your helping hands will have a direct impact on children in our community and help improve their lives. Volunteers can join us in our Clothing Bank to sort, organize and pack Wardrobe Packs, fill backpacks during the summer or assist at our Teen Boutiques. Equally important volunteerism occurs every day from school, work, or home through collection drives or through our kit building projects.
We welcome group volunteers – so get your business, club or community organization involved today!
We accept donations of new or gently used clothing in all sizes, from newborn through adult XXL. Donations should be in clean, wearable condition ready for immediate distribution.
Clothing donations are by appointment only. Please click below to sign up for an available day and time that works for you!
See below for our seasonal donation guidelines and items we do not accept.
Visit our Target registry to order items we need. We update them regularly.
We have recycling bins on-site for stained and damaged clothing. We encourage you to create a separate bag for these items and place them in our “outgoing only” bins when you drop off your donation. We partner with Helpsy to ensure your used clothing items do not end up in a landfill.
Spring/Summer Items – March 1 to July 15
Fall/Winter – July 15 to February 28
The Sharing Shelf launched the first local clothing pick up initiative with the goal of using your donations to help address clothing insecurity in Westchester County. We offer pick ups once to twice a week, neighborhood by neighborhood. Capacity is limited and preference is given to households donating new and gently used seasonally appropriate clothing for infants, children and teens. We do not accept nor pick up anything other than clothing. There is a suggested donation of $10 for this service.
Volunteers are core to our work and we invite you to join our community. To volunteer in our Clothing Bank, everyone must be at least 14. A parent or guardian must actively volunteer with teens ages 14-17. We require pre-registration for all volunteering and no walk-ins.
Fill out our volunteer questionnaire to get started and our staff will get back to you within a few days.
Our Clothing Bank taps the energy of volunteer groups to achieve our mission. We offer group volunteer opportunities both in our Clothing Bank and off-site. Our Clothing Bank has space to accommodate up to 50 people. We ask for a two-hour minimum commitment and recommend up to 3 hours. We can arrange special volunteer hours for groups of 15 or more.
We understand everyone has busy lives. We have flexible volunteer projects just for you that allow you to make a difference in a child’s life from home, work or school, in your neighborhood or together with your community organization or house of worship.
The Sharing Shelf’s Clothing Bank needs your help to stock its inventory of clothing, coats, shoes and basic necessities like toiletries, diapers, socks and underwear.
Check our calendar of opportunities below, decide when you are ready to help, then recruit others to join your efforts. Consider sending an email to your friends and offer your front door as a drop-site then bring us your carload of donations. At work, decorate a box and turn your lobby or common area into a place to give.
The Sharing Shelf includes a toiletry kit filled with essential hygiene items in each Wardrobe Pack we distribute. These kits reduce stress on financially struggling families and enables them to allocate their resources toward rent, food and medicine.
We have an array of options that suit volunteers of all ages – baby layette sets and baby hygiene kits, toiletry sets for toddlers and children, and kits for teen girls and boys. We encourage volunteers use sulfate-free hair products so we can be mindful of all hair types and ensure each child and teen we serve receives products safe for their hair and skin.
To get started, click the link below, choose what type of kit or kits you want to fill, follow the instructions to fill your hygiene kit, then sign up to drop them off.
Check our calendar below for collection drive ideas.
Your financial gift helps us achieve our mission and ensures we can continue to address clothing insecurity and meet the basic material needs of children and families in our community. When we provide clothing and other essentials, we reduce a stress on struggling families, instill a sense of pride in the children and teens, and help keep them in school where they can learn and thrive.
Is that Missoni dress still hanging in your closet? Are those uncomfortable Balenciaga shoes gathering dust? Is your Bottega Venetta tote slumped on a shelf? Will you ever wear that Chanel jacket again? Are you simply over Vince cashmere or your Rebecca Taylor pants?
Give your luxury leftovers a second chance and donate them to The Sharing Shelf. Your unwanted and lightly used designer clothing, shoes, and accessories help fund The Sharing Shelf. We work with online resellers and convert your unwanted goodies into essentials like new socks, underwear and diapers. Imagine your donations as equivalent to a cash donation and you don’t have to write a check or swipe a credit card. It’s a win-win! You support our work simply by cleaning your closet!
Fill out the form below, and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.