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.
Are you a Foster, Kinship or Adoptive Family in need of clothes?
Attend one of our monthly Spreading Threads Clothing Events, foster children and their families are able to “shop” for the clothing they need. From slacks and jeans to tops, dresses, PJs, and shoes Spreading Threads has the threads foster children need. We even offer socks, underwear, and shoes. Additionally, foster children, foster families, and kinship families can find books, toys, school supplies, and more at Spreading Threads.
* For all Scheduled Events and Emergency Clothing we will need the following documentation:
- Foster / Kinship families: NTP – Notice to Provider
- Adoptive Families: Order of Adoption, given by the court
- AYAP & TILP Teens: Letter of authorization from a caseworker
- Guardianship: Guardianship paperwork, given by the court
- Group Homes / Congregate Care: Notice To Provider for each child as well as the name of Organization and House Name
- Tribal Families: Tribal letter, provided by the tribe
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.
Corporate & Community Partners
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Get more information about the Andra Heart Foundation at https://www.andraheart.org.
Costco is a warehouse retail outlet where customers can purchase everything from groceries to automotive services and electronics to discounted travel opportunities. Costco is a corporation that gives back through its warehouse locations to local nonprofits in the community.
Learn more about Costco Wholesale at https://www.costco.com/warehouse-locations/nw-tucson-tucson-az-431.html.
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See more about Red’s Remodeling & Handyman, LLC, at https://www.redsremodel.com.
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Read more about Phoenician Concepts & Installations at https://phoenicianconcepts.com.
Intel’s purpose is to create world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on the planet. The company’s values drive how decisions are made, how employees treat each other, and how customers are served along with a commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.
See more about Intel at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona connects donors to the causes they care about, serving as a vital link between philanthropy and the community’s needs.
Learn more about CFSA at https://cfsaz.org.
The mission of Wakefield Middle School is to promote inclusivity, diversity, and equity by empowering youth through authentic and challenging learning experiences. This includes incorporating culturally and personally relevant activities designed to engage students in problem solving, academic discourse, and critical analysis through a Project Based Learning (PBL) lens, including volunteerism.
Read more about Wakefield Middle School at https://wakefieldms.tusd1.org.
A woman-owned, minority-owned small business based in Tucson, CORE is a full-service corporate procurement services provider and commercial furniture dealer working with clients worldwide. The professionals at CORE take pride in providing top-quality, affordable services and products in addition to giving back to the community through donations and volunteer efforts.
See more about CORE at https://corefurniture.net.
The Vail Vikings Youth Football team ensures every child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play football, without regard to prior experience or athletic ability. They instill the challenge of competition in their players, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, and the importance of commitment and the spirit of community.
Read more at https://vailvikings.com.
The employee-owned company was founded in 1985 to offer commercial real estate sales, leasing, and property management for office, medical, retail, industrial, and land and investment properties in Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Its clients benefit from the combined resources of local expertise and Cushman & Wakefield’s global services platform.
Find out more at https://www.picor.com.
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to 11,000 airmen and the 355th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic. The clinic’s mission is to build human capital by supporting the human weapons system and ensuring optimal mental health for a fit and ready force while supporting the needs of the local community at large whenever possible.
Learn more at https://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Article-View/Article/2030744/mental-health-clinic-here-to-help/.
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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