Have you ever stared at your daughter in her favorite pink dress, a size too small but still in perfect condition and wondered who will wear it next? What about those denim shorts your son wore all summer, but are still rugged and blue? What will you do with all those picture books now that your children are in middle school?
We have the answer – donate gently used children’s clothing to The Sharing Shelf and we will make sure that your treasured children’s clothing are given to directly to children in need.
Westchester County, NY, home to some of the wealthiest families in the nation, is also home to some of the poorest. Westchester has the 13th highest median family income of any county while 7% of our County’s population lives below the poverty level. According to the Westchester Children’s Association, 26,635 children lived below the poverty level in 2008, an increase of over 7,000 children from 2007. Countywide, 21% of children were eligible for free lunch. Approximately one-third of all households spend at least 35% of their income on housing, leaving fewer resources for other needs.
The Sharing Shelf links those two communities. We collect gently used children’s clothing from Westchester’s community that can donate and provide those usable items to members of our community who are in need.
We collect new and gently used children’s clothing for ages 0-18 and distribute it through social service agencies, teachers and others to children in need at no cost. We also seek donations of other basic supplies including gently used or new shoes, books, strollers, pack-n-plays and new school supplies. We will gladly accept overstock or slightly irregular clothing from companies as well as hand-me-downs from families.
47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester
(near Costco and the Port Chester movie theater)
Deborah Blatt, Program Coordinator
The Sharing Shelf is grateful for the support from