The Referral Process

The easiest and best way to refer a child for shopping is to have the family call Clothes To Kids and tell us that they are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch. 

That's all they need! It's really that simple! 


The referral form

 The referral form can be completed by the following community advocates:  

  • A social worker or caseworker at a local agency
  • A teacher, guidance counselor, or social worker at a school
  • A religious leader at a place of worship

The Referral Form must be printed on your agency, school, or congregation letterhead and must be dated and signed by an agency representative.  Please fill out our the Referral Form completely, including the following:  

  1. Parent name, address, and phone number
  2. Children’s names, dates of birth, and the school they attend
  3. A sentence stating that you know the family and that they are in need of assistance

We ask that you refer only those families that you know firsthand, and who you know to be in financial need of our services.  We also ask that you verify that the children are enrolled in Pinellas or Hillsborough County Schools, grades Pre-K4 through 12th.  Please notify parent or guardian that they may be asked to provide proof of enrollment upon arrival at the store.  All referral letters are subject to verification.  If you would like to refer a family to shop at Clothes To Kids, please click here

Please instruct families to call 727-441-5050 to make an appointment and remind them to bring their proof of eligibility or referral with them to their appointment. Parents are not required to bring their children to obtain clothing, however they are always welcome as fitting rooms are available.  Clothes To Kids is a year-round program. Eligible children may shop twice in a 12-month period.  Let's shop!