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

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

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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

Grassroots nonprofit expands, hopes to help even more foster kids

December 9th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Christmas is a magical time, especially for children as they put out cookies for Santa and open gifts. However, many kids just want a loving home and some essentials. For the past 10 years, Spreading Threads Clothing Bank has been providing free clothes and toys to foster children in Tucson. Read More...

Spreading Threads Clothing Bank leased 1,200 square feet

December 6th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Spreading Threads Clothing Bank leased 1,200 square feet of industrial space in Exchange Place Business Center, 1870 W. Prince Road, Ste.E-54, from Presson Corporation. Robert C. Glaser, SIOR, CCIM, and Max Fisher, with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord. Esther Empens with Tierra Antigua Realty represented the tenant. Read More...

Tax Credits

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