Our Clothing Bank is stocked with new and excellent condition used clothing donated by people like you. We provide a Wardrobe Pack – a week’s worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to a child’s sizing needs. Each Wardrobe Pack contains age-appropriate essentials like new socks, underwear or diapers, a toiletry kit filled with full-sized hygiene items and, for menstruating individuals, a period kit with a 3 month supply of pads.
Teen Boutique is a series of free shopping boutiques held in partnership with area schools, nonprofits and community organizations for teens living in poverty or low-income homes. The goal of Teen Boutique is two-fold: to provide a unique, empowering experience to build confidence and self-esteem while providing teens with needed clothing, shoes, accessories, and basic material necessities in a respectful, accessible manner.
Every child and teen deserves to start the school year prepared and ready to learn. Each summer, we buy backpacks and fill them with school supplies for pre-K through high school students. We receive school supply lists from teachers and work with social workers, public school administrators, government agencies, other non-profits, and community groups to provide backpacks for children and teens in need.
The Sharing Shelf provides period products to each menstruating girl and individual we serve. We add these items to their Wardrobe Pack with new underwear. We also support food pantries and community groups and provide period products for their clients. We accept donations of pads, tampons, and mini-pads.
Unfortunately SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps, do not cover period products. While New York State passed a law excluding these items from sales tax, low-income teens and women must still purchase these monthly necessities using their limited resources.
SNAP benefits, better known as food stamps, do not cover the purchase of diapers and few food pantries provide this expensive item. The lack of diapers forces low-income parents to make a difficult choice with their limited income.
Babies and toddlers are often left in soiled diapers for long periods of time, leading to discomfort, diaper rash, and can potentially lead to other negative health consequences. We proudly work in partnership with Westchester County’s Diaper Bank to help meet this critical need. We accept donations of new diapers, including open packages, as well as wipes. Demand is most acute for sizes 4, 5, and 6 and Pull-ups in sizes 2T and larger. To see our most current needs, visit our Target registry.
We provide infants, children, and teens with essential hygiene products they need to keep clean and feel good about themselves. The pandemic closures in March and April 2020 revealed that many individuals and families live on the edge of economic survival. The loss of income meant they could no longer afford daily essentials like a bar of soap, a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of shampoo. We collect diapers, full-sized toiletries, and period products year-round and engage volunteers in the community to assemble and donate hygiene kits and organize diaper drives.
We launched this program in Fall 2021 after caseworkers and teachers expressed concern about their children and teens not having a warm coat for the winter months. They saw children and teens arriving to school in sweatshirts even on the coldest winter day.
We provide schools with an inventory of winter coats in a range of sizes for their students. Schools in Westchester can click here to apply.