I need clothes for my 3 kids.
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Alainna - posted on 03/27/2013
I see that there were so many helpful replies, and im so sorry i could not get back with you..not long after i posted this i lost access to the internet for quite a while....All i can say is thank you for so much wonderful feed back
Tawanya - posted on 08/12/2012
I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF FIVE.. I WANT MY CHILDREN TO HAVE WHAT THEY NEED FOR A FRESH START AT SCHOOL. IVE BEEN LOOKING TO FINISH SCHOOL N WORK AS WELL I WANT THE BEST FOR MY BABIES.. I'VE BEEN TOLD IM A GREAT MOTHER BUT SOMETIMES I DONT FEEL IM DOING ENOUGH. IM STRUGGLING TO CLOTH FOUR KIDS FOR SCHOOL TO ARE MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS.. CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME..
Heidi - posted on 02/19/2012
If you are in the US you can call 211 (on a telephone) and they can help with resorces in your neighborhood. If any of your children are in public school you can talk to the school social worker (they can give referals and never asked for income info. It is possible that they knew that my kids got free lunch though.)
Rosanna - posted on 11/07/2011
you got friends or friends of friends with kids a year or even 2 up on yours that could pass down most the time people dont want to throw them out or are thinking of giving them to a charity so may as wel save a trip and pass them on to you ask around or notice up on a school public board clothing wanted for ages please phone this number
Maja - posted on 11/07/2011
I live in a small town and our local food bank also has clothing they give out. Perhaps one near you does the same. Also....join your local Freecycle.org group. It's a Yahoo group. I have actually given clothing to people who have requested clothing in a size I had available. You can do the same on Craigslist under the "free" listing or under clothing just post what sizes you're looking for and that you're family is having a hard time financially and is unable to purchase clothing for the kiddos. I also used to put my kids clothes on ebay and use the money I received on clothing in their size.
Good luck! And our prayers are with you.
PS: Have you looked into direct sales? You can make some money doing in-home parties. Avon, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance, etc.... I believe Avon has a very low start up cost. Something like $10 I think....but I'm not positive.
Kathy - posted on 11/06/2011
Have you thought of starting a group in your area to exchange clothing? Pick a day and time have everyone bring clothes their kids have outgrown but are still in good condition. Spread it out in your living room and everyone takes from the sizes they need. I have heard of women doing this kind of exchange for themselves but I think it would be great for kids stuff. You could set it up to do winter and then again summer stuff.
Chris - posted on 11/02/2011
Spread the word to other moms that you know that might have kids a size or two bigger. They might be more willing to hand stuff to you if they know that you pass it on to someone else when you are done with it. People know that we don't have garage sales and pass everything on to someone else and I had so much that I cleaned out drawers and had 4 garbage bags full of clothes. I haven't bought anything for my son except underwear, socks and everyday shoes for quite a while. Freecycle is a great idea too.
Alecia - posted on 10/28/2011
Talk to your school..loose all pride. If I knew there were kids in our school who needed clothes I would pass mine on in a minute. Even just let the teachers know and let it happen. Good will is great and they have great outfits and sales. Go to all the churches. You will have to much by the time it is over. Try and get a company to sponsor your family for christmas. Also check your local girl scout office. A troop can do a drive for you. It stinks but all pride can be pushed aside for the help. I have so much respect for a mother making it happen. Good luck.
Vickie - posted on 08/22/2011
freecycle.org! google this site, and you can arrange to pick up clothes for free from all kinds of people who are clearing out their stuff and like to see it go to someone who really needs it. i'm one of em. it's awesome for more than clothes too, i scored a double stroller and a truckload of mulch.
Jenn - posted on 08/09/2011
Also, don't forget to check Target's clearance section. They have AMAZING deals. Shoes and clothing. End caps or back of the clothing section. You'd be shocked how low they'll go. Especially if it is an obscure Target rather than a SuperTarget.
Jenn - posted on 08/09/2011
There's a great site called www.thredUP.com. Moms pack a box full of clothes in a specific size and they give descriptions (no pics) as well as name brands, mail it to you for $5. You can also post clothes, enough to fit into a box (sent to you by request from thredUP.com) for $5 purchased by the buyer. It is a growing community of moms purchasing clothing for their kids!
I personally use eBay, or Once Upon a Child or Kid-to-Kid. There are TONS of resale shops everywhere, you just have to find them! Often, they will buy some of your used clothing and give a bigger in-store credit.
Meghan - posted on 08/07/2011
Freecycle.com is a great resource for people that need things. It's a yahoo group created to save on landfills. They have them across the country. You request to join. Offer an item. Can be anything. Post a wanted or be on the lookout for offers. All handled through emails. Good luck!!! :)
Melissa - posted on 08/06/2011
Another thing, when my oldest son wanted some very expensive name brand jeans, I went on ebay and found them for about 1/3 the price at the store and that included shipping. He didn't care where they came from as long as they had the right labe.
Kasie Jo - posted on 08/06/2011
where do you live? Boy or Girl? I have clothes that I could give you!! I have been in your shoes many times. I would also try churches around the town where you live and see if they could help you. Good luck and let me know where and the gender of your kids and I'll try to help!!
Jakki - posted on 08/05/2011
Hi Alainna - I get nearly all my kids clothes from second hand shops. It's fun for the kids because they come too and try lots of stuff on that is really cheap. We go to the wealthy parts of town where people wear things a couple of times before chucking it out. We get great stuff!
PS There's nothing to be ashamed of.
Melissa - posted on 08/05/2011
I get most of my son's clothes from Goodwill. They have a great selection and on Monday afternoons clothes are 1/2 price. Another place to try is http://www.thredup.com/. It's a website where you trade clothes your kids have outgrown for clothes that fit. I haven't tried it yet, but it was recommended on Mary Hunt's Debt proof living webiste. Good luck!
Lisa - posted on 08/05/2011
CHECK OUT 2 WONDERFUL PLACES ON THE WEB, FREECYCLE AND CHEAPCYCLE, THERE IS SURE TO BE A GROUP IN YOUR TOWN. pEOPLE POST WHAT THEY WANT OR NEED, OR WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO GET RID OF. ON FREECYCLE EVERYTHING IS FREE, ON CHEAPCYCLE THINGS ARE POSTED VERY CHEAP, GOOD LUCK>
Adrienne - posted on 08/05/2011
Check with your Adult and Family services. They should have a listing of local resources for families that are struggling. There are usually churches and community organizations that do clothing exchanges. Bring in the stuff your kids have outgrown and pick up stuff that fits. Also thrift stores and craigslist are wonderful.
Deanna - posted on 08/05/2011
Check the local churches. In Edmonton we have a church that collects clothes and gives it out to those that need it. Some even have food for those that are in need. Our gets dated bread and anyone can come and get it. Thrift stores are a good place to get it for cheap. Sell thier old clothes at consignment stores and use the money to buy bigger sizes. Is there any agencies that help out? Here you can put a wanted ad on Kijiji or freecycle to have things donated. Check it out. Hope it works out for you. Good luck.