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Spreading Threads Clothing Bank

Helping Foster Dignity in Southern Arizona’s Foster Children

Welcome to Spreading Threads Clothing Bank

Spreading Threads is a grassroots, nonprofit community clothing bank based in Tucson, Arizona, that provides free clothing to youth in foster care in Pima County and Southern Arizona. Since 2018, Spreading Threads Clothing Bank has offered child-focused clothing services for foster children, foster families, kinship caregivers, and adoptive families. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, comforting, and relaxed setting for Southern Arizona’s foster children and families to find the clothing they need to restore their dignity and self-esteem free of charge.

Foster children and their caregivers can visit Spreading Threads Clothing Bank to “shop” for new clothes for school, church, special events, and daily use. Spreading Threads Clothing Bank also provides clothing for emergency pulls for foster children who are removed from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs at any time, day or night. Foster children and foster families are never charged for the clothing and can simply take what they need as they need it.

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How You Can Help

You can make donations of clean, gently-used clothing or new clothing for children from infants to teens age 18. We are especially in need of clothing for school age children. You may drop off your donations or we can arrange for pickup if necessary. Spreading Threads Clothing Bank is in need of the following for boys and girls of all ages:

  • Jeans, Trousers, Slacks, Dress Pants, Etc.
  • Shirts, Polos, Button Ups, T-shirts, Etc.
  • Underwear, Socks, Bras, Etc. (These must be new)
  • Tennis Shoes, Dress Shoes, Sandals, Flip Flops, Etc.
  • Jackets, Coats, Sweaters, Etc.
  • Summer Wear Such as Shorts, Tank Tops, Swimsuits, Etc.
  • Diapers, Wipes, Burp Clothes, Etc.
  • Personal Hygiene Products Such as Deodorant, Shampoo and Conditioner, Shave Products, Etc. (These must be new)
  • Backpacks, School Supplies, Books, Toys, Etc.

Donations for

Foster Children

Spreading Threads accepts new and gently-used clothing donations for foster children from birth to age 18.

Giving & Donating

Monetary Donations

In addition to clothing donations, Spreading Threads Clothing Bank graciously accepts monetary donations as well to help cover the needs of our foster children, kinship families, and adoptive families. You can feel good knowing that your donations go directly to local children in Tucson and Southern Arizona who are in need and that you can make a difference in the life of a child.

Spreading Threads is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as well as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO). This means you can increase your charitable tax donation for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your Arizona State Tax liability. Individuals may donate up to $500 each year while married couples filing jointly may donate up to $1,000.

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Parent and Child
Services

Spreading Threads can help foster and adoptive families navigate the complexities of foster care.

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Community
Resources

Learn about other local resources that can help foster children and foster, kinship, and adoptive families.

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Read Our Blog and Spreading Threads in the News

Tucson family helps children in foster care during COVID-19

August 25th, 2020|Categories: In The News|

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - It’s that time of the year when families rush to get their kids new clothes and supplies for the start of school. A Tucson family is making sure children in foster care don’t go without. "It's so desperately needed," Michele Wright, executive director Read More...

Arizona Tax Credit: Spreading Threads Clothing Bank

June 8th, 2020|Categories: In The News|

Imagine you are 10 years old. You awaken late one night to shouting. Police and other strangers are in your living room. You’re sleepy and confused. Your little sister is crying. You are being taken to stay with another family. Why? How long? You don’t know. Your mother is Read More...

Arizona
Tax Credits

See how your donations to Spreading Threads can be used toward your Arizona Tax Credits.

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