clothe a kid

Change a Life.

Our mission is to provide new and quality used clothing
to low-income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge.

 
 
 
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Our Vision

Clothes To Kids envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. 

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Your support matters

Who Needs Clothing?

Pinellas County Schools reports 104,000 students, with 46% of those students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
 
In 2016 CTK provided 10,150 school wardrobes to children in Pinellas County.  We could not do this without you! Research shows that children who go to school wearing clothes that make them feel like they fit in perform better academically than those who don't.  

We want all of our kids to go to school feeling good about themselves - ready to learn!

Learn how to accept donations.

 
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Our Core Values...

COMPASSION:  To provide a cheerful, friendly atmosphere where those we serve feel comfortable and welcome.
RESPECT:  To be respectful and considerate of those we serve and not question or judge the circumstances that bring them to us.
SELF-ESTEEM:  To build self-esteem by providing children with clothing that makes them feel good about themselves.
SERVICE:  To work hard to give our very best to help those we serve.
 

 


Our Impact By the Numbers:

10,150...number of wardrobes distributed in 2016
120,000...wardrobes distributed to date
$50.00...total cost for CTK to provide one wardrobe to a child
1,600...average number of monthly adult and youth volunteer hours 

 

127,000+

WARDROBES PROVIDED 

 

 

15+

Years Serving communities

 

 
 

$50

PROVIDES A WEEK's WORTH OF CLOTHES

 

 
It all started over a kitchen table with one purple coat.
 

History of Clothes To Kids

Jode Eye and Marie McClung, both graduates of Clearwater High School, created Clothes To Kids out of a passion for helping children in need. The co-founders incorporated and starting collecting clothing in 2002. Their idea was to create a cheerful store environment where families and children would be treated with dignity and respect and receive school clothing free of charge. 


getting started:

On June 11, 2003, the first CTK store opened in Dunedin, providing 1,200 square feet of shopping space.  They outgrew the space quickly and moved to the current Clearwater location in 2005.  The new 5,000 square foot store was made possible with generous donations from individuals and businesses in the community who joined the CTK Builder's Club.  Macy's stepped forward and helped perfect Jode and Marie's vision of the "department store" look and feel.  

our growth over the years:

In December 2009 a second CTK store opened in  St. Petersburg.  This made clothing more accessible to families in South County. 
 
Clothes To Kids has distributed more than 128,000 wardrobes to school children in Pinellas County!

 
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Get Involved

Clothes To Kids needs your time, enthusiasm and expertise to keep our organization running.  Volunteers are an essential component in allowing us to provide clothing to children in our community. 

 

attend an event

We host regular luncheons, fundraisers and events throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events by clicking below.

Volunteer opportunities

We offer a number of volunteer opportunities from Client Services to Stock Room roles. Find out which role you fit into by clicking here.

Make a Donation

You can donate in many ways, annually, one-time-donation or by donating clothes for our stores. Learn more below.

 

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