Host A Clothing Drive

You can host a clothing drive at your school, office or local community center to support children in need. We accept new and gently used clothing for children 0-18 years. Please note that we only accept socks, shoes and underwear in new condition. 

1 . Find a location to host your clothing drive.

2. Choose a time frame. You can have a clothing drive for as long as a few months to just a single day. 

3. Create your drop-off bins by decorating large boxes or plastic bins.

4. Talk to your audience about Backpacks 4 Kids AZ. You are fundraising for a great cause and you should let everyone know.

How Long Should a Clothing Drive Last?

You can host a clothing drive for as short as a single day or as long as a few months, and everything in-between.

Long Term Drives

If you are encouraging people to drop off over a long period of time, make sure your drop-off sites are located in secure locations, such as inside a school, business or office. That way, you can make sure that all the donated items will be safe until the final pick up date!

One-Day Drives

If you’re hosting a one-day drop-off event, pick an open and accessible area with lots of parking. Also keep in mind that holding the event in a busy location may attract shoppers who you can inspire to donate clothes! Perhaps choose a public shopping center with a store that sells clothing (e.g. Target) where people can pick up items to donate on their way out!

What is Acceptable for a Clothing Drive? 

We accept new and gently used clothing for children of all ages.  Please note that we only accept socks, shoes and underwear in new condition. 

How Do I Advertise my Clothing Drive? 

Communication is key! Advertise your clothing drive by email, text, or old-fashion paper. Don't forget to send out reminders a day or two before, and throughout the duration of the clothing drive!

Post about your event on social media. We love seeing your posts! Tag and follow us on Facebook

Create signage! Get creative and use colored markers, sequins, glitter and more on printer paper and/or posterboard. 

How Do I Drop-Off My Clothing Donations to Backpacks 4 Kids AZ? 

Once your clothing drive ends, contact us to schedule a drop-off at Backpacks 4 Kids AZ

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