I need clothes for my 3 kids.

Alainna - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 49 moms have responded )

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we were auto-denied for our clothing voucher..The income we have goes right back out on bills..Any ideas or help would be appreciated

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Lisa - posted on 08/05/2011

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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>

Heidi - posted on 02/19/2012

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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.)

Meghan - posted on 08/07/2011

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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!!! :)

Adrienne - posted on 08/05/2011

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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

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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.

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Shontel - posted on 08/25/2014

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I am in desperate need of size 6 & 7 CLOTHING for my daughter. They can be used. I live in Waterville NY.

Theresa - posted on 08/10/2014

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hello all well im here today because my 16 year old daughter starts school tomorrow th and she has no clothes or supplies.we are really struggling right now and i feel so bad that this is happening to her.her father refuses to help because of his new wife i guess really not sure all i do know is ive gotta do something to help my child.she will be in 10th grade and is a very good student.i dont want her getting picked on.and its breaking my heart to see her cry

Carmell - posted on 01/17/2014

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Hello my name is mellie & am having a baby boy on the 29th of jan. & is in need of baby cloths due to the fact that I don't have anything as yet except a baby swing that was giving to me. At this moment am struggling & have no famiky around to help. I will really appreciate the help. Thanks. My email is lovemyboyz@gmail.com or jemel4life@yahoo.com

Marcela - posted on 12/30/2013

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I Really Need Baby Girl Items. Im a young mother of two kids a baby girl thats 6months and a boy of 18months. If anyway can help email me at marcelarojero@gmail.com thanks

Elizabeth - posted on 10/02/2013

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Hi my name is Elizabeth a have 3 kids girls 7year and 4 years and my boy is 2 years old the father of my kids got deported to Mexico and right now I have no job I'm looking for one but is not easy I hope somebody can help me with winter clothes for my kids thank you!!!

Emily - posted on 09/30/2013

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Hi Barbara,
My name is Emily & I Have a lot of girls clothing size 10/12 in very good condition some never worn that I would like to send to you if you are interested.

Sherry Lorene - posted on 09/05/2013

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im a struggling mom with 3 kids 15 year old girl ,12 boy an 7 boy they need school clothes i dont have a job

A_m_b_hall - posted on 08/11/2013

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Moms who are posting requests for clothes, please start by looking locally. Most major US cities have charities that hold clothing drives at this time of the year. You may need to show that your household qualifies for public assistance (even if you aren't actually receiving it). Call the guidance counselor at your child's school for a referral to a church, synagogue, or mosque with a closet of gently used clothes for needy families to take.
Understand that as the weather is likely to not change for several more weeks the offer may be for winter clothing (coat, gloves, boots) and not new outfits for the first day of school.

Barbara - posted on 08/11/2013

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hi my name is barbara i have a daughter that is ten years old a great kid i have searched and so worried she needs clothes and shoes for school i want so much for her to have what she needs i am a single mom recently was very sick .... please help

Mareca - posted on 08/06/2013

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I really need clothes for my three kids one boy age 7a nd two girls(4&5)...is there anyway I could get free clothes for them..in Fiji island Pacific

Tacarra L - posted on 07/16/2013

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Hi I'm a single mom of 6 and my kids really need clothes for school. They also needs shoes please if someone could help me it would be greatly appreicated.

Beth - posted on 06/27/2013

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I am a single mother of three. Living by one pay check at a time that my dad gets. Can someone please help my get clothes and shoes for my two daugthers and my one son. God Bless You.

Thank You, Beth

Beth - posted on 06/27/2013

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Hey. I need help getting clothes and shoes for my 3 children for school. Please help. And God Bless You.
Thank You, Beth

Alainna - posted on 03/27/2013

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Kristi ,where are you ? and what sizes do they wear...I have been blessed since that post and my 2 boys grow fast.....just let me know because i may have some clothes for them

Alainna - posted on 03/27/2013

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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

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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..

Katie - posted on 08/11/2012

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Call your local children's resale shop. Often they have a "free room". Posting on Craig's List is always good too.

Tracie - posted on 08/11/2012

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Wat wud jesus do?u cant look down on those in need!there is a thing called karma and when it comes back it does so in 3.treat people like u want to be treated one day it cud be u in need of assistance!

Rosanna - posted on 11/07/2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2011

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Freecycle - you can post a wanted add. I donated my daughters old clothes on there in my city. Also Catholic Charities - they could give you a voucher for thrift store.

Melissa - posted on 08/06/2011

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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

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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

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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.

Beth - posted on 08/05/2011

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Our school has a uniform exchange. If they wear uniforms you might want to check with the school. Or perhaps ask some other moms if they have any outgrown?

Jana - posted on 08/05/2011

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What sizes? Maybe there's some Moms on here who are cleaning out outgrown clothes in good shape and would be willing to send some to you. (I'd be one.)

Melissa - posted on 08/05/2011

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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!

Jane - posted on 08/05/2011

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Find a local thrift store or good will store. I have one by my house that sells clothing for .15 cents each. Nice stuff too. I have gotten many name brand clothes there. You may have one by you.

Melanie - posted on 08/04/2011

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yard sales, goodwill, check craigslist for postings with clothes, or make your own posting wanting clothing

Kyleigh - posted on 08/04/2011

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Not sure where you live, but most counties you can call for help and ask what resources they have available in your local area (zip code area)

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