I have found different types of clothing organizations , and I wasn't sure where to post them , so I am starting to group them together here for want of a different place to put them . -soulight____________________________________________08/09/09Here is another site for obtaining a prom dress. There are hundreds of listings that are alphabetical by state .http://www.donatemydress.org/donate.htmlCHILDRENNEW January 28 '08Check out this place on the net for getting free kids clothes and more . Here is their discription of what they are offering :"As a member and rule abiding participate, you can enjoy great cost savings by shipping out what your kids don't need anymore and shopping, from the convenience of your home, for the items like clothes, shoes, toys, baby gear, books, CD's, DVD's, and every other essential for your child... and get these items for FREE!"Go here to find out more about this cool program :
Provide some warm pajamas and a friendly book to read for some children who need some coziness and comfort in their lives.
This organization DOES NOT GIVE TO INDIVIDUALS , but , you could ask a social worker or organization such as United Way if they participate in the program.
The Coats for Kids Foundation will respond to requests from the following organizations:
City, county or state social service agencies that work with at-risk children
501C3 nonprofit and religious organizations that provide services to at-risk children
Federal organizations responding to emergency requests of children in need.
Individual requests for coats cannot be accepted. All requests must be submitted through one of the above organizations.
For cloth diapers go here :
_________________________________________________________________FOR MENAbout Career Gear
Career Gear, a grassroots 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization, was founded in New York City in 1998 to promote the gainful employment and self-sufficiency of disadvantaged men who are actively seeking employment.
We started out with the simple goal of providing appropriate business clothing for job seekers and have grown to provide services and resources that help our clients in retaining employment and advancing in the workplace. Services include: 1) provision of interview clothing; 2) job retention and advancement skills; and 3) linkages to other resources and community based agencies.
LOCATIONS :NEW YORK Career Gear currently offers services to clients of 60 agencies throughout the New York area. WASHINGTON, DC BOSTON MIAMI
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO THE WEBSITE :
The Women's Alliance is a national organization of independent community-based members who provide professional attire, career skills training and related services to low-income women seeking employment.Program Locations Alabama California Connecticut District of Columbia Florida Georgia Illinois Kansas Massachusetts Maryland Michigan Mississippi Missouri New Jersey New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Texas Washington Wisconsin
CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION :
PROM AND TEENS
Being a single parent is especially hard at prom time. When my daughter graduated , there was a dress , transportation issues ( we didn't have a car) , flowers , restaurant bill , and more. Guess what ? No money . A very special person payed for some of this . The dress we got was from a church 'prom program'. They had a special closet with dresses , and we picked one for free ! Following is a link to more programs like the one that helped us. Thank you for yet another GREAT link Elaine from TSA ! ! ! ( PS They have tuxedos too.)
IN GENERAL :
Try Craigslist , a great source for all kinds of needs , wants , dreams and desires . Hint: find a listing in your area , then click on "free" listed under "For Sale"
Also try http://www.freecycle.org/ , an organization that I am personally familiar with . Freecycle people share more than clothes . Yes they do share clothing , but in my group , also formula , baby food , food in general , furniture, books , dishes , cameras , computer accessories , and so so much more ! Check it out !
This is a wonderful family that provides clothing items for young people in Michigan. If you are blessed to live near them , you will want to contact them . More information :
We are a Christian based locally family owned clothing stores that is proud to be a part of the Michiana community. We are located in Sturgis Michigan in the kroger Plaza. We would love to be part of the aid community as well. We offer discount clothing geared towards the youth. We offer a program that pays you cash or store credit for your quality used clothing. This is a great way to trade in your clothing for new ones or get cash for other needs you may have! We also pride ourselves in helping our community by donations and whatever we can do to help someone in need. Please feel free to contact us @ email@example.com. Please let us know if we can help your teen or young people.
The Cowan Family
CLOTHING - CAREER CLOTHES - PROM CLOTHES - DIAPERS -CHILDREN'S CLOTHING- MORE AS IT IS FOUND
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I just recently started a foundation for high school seniors in Illinois. The Ganier Foundation Designs Prom gowns for disadvantaged teens that have made significant progress despite their financial challenges and have exhibited leadership skills in their community or high school. We work directly with the highschools to coordinate programs. We are currently seeking donations to be able to help more girls. Our website is www.ganierdesigns.com/ganier foundation.