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Every little bit helps.

Please consider making a donation today.

 

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make a donation


Every little bit helps.

Please consider making a donation today.

 

Make a donation

Make a One-Time Donation

Every little bit helps. Make a one-time donation today and every penny goes to fund our programming and purchasing those rarely-donated but desperately needed items.


Provide children with year-long support.  Be part of Catie's Circle!

Children need our ongoing support. By being part of Catie's Circle and fulfilling this monthly commitment, you are making a year-long pledge to better the lives of children in your community.  

For as little as $15 per month, you can provide a year's supply of toiletries, undergarments and seasonally-appropriate clothing to children in your community.  

Which Circle works best for you?

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donate items


A fresh set of clothes, a clean pair of socks or a new toothbrush can make a world of difference to a student in need.

donate items


A fresh set of clothes, a clean pair of socks or a new toothbrush can make a world of difference to a student in need.

The most challenging sign of poverty is a lack of hygiene.  

This year, we have an increased need for those basic necessity items like deodorant, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks and underwear.  Your donation of these items, including gently used clothing, will greatly impact the esteem of students in your community.

You can donate new or gently used clothing, new undergarments or full size toiletries at our Distribution Center on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

If Saturdays are not a convenient time for you, please feel free to contact us at 978-957-2200 or click here so we can organize a drop-off time with you.  If Dracut, MA is just a little too far for you, or if you have a large donation, please fill out the form below and we can schedule a donation pickup. 


The criteria for clothing and other basic items for our students are simple:

URGENT NEEDS

Youth boys & girls (size 4-18)

  • Jeans
  • Sweatpants
  • T-Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Tops
  • Hoodies/Sweatshirts

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash

Undergarments

  • Underwear- Size 4 -20 Boys & Girls and Teen Boys & Girls (Small - XXL)
  • Socks (All Sizes)

New Full Size Youth & Teen Toiletries

  • Deodorant, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine products, hair products, shaving products.

 

New Youth & Teen Undergarments

  • Socks, underwear
  • For hygiene reasons, we only accept new undergarments

 

Clothing

  • New or gently used clothing
  • Clean, free from stains and damage
  • Sizes:
    • Youth girls 4-20
    • Youth boys 4-20
    • Teen girls 3-17 and xs-xxl
    • Teen boys 29-42 and s-xxl

Want to make a large clothing donation but are unable to travel to Dracut? 

Schedule a pickup date and time that's convenient for you! The minimum number of  10 bags is required for pick-up. Don't have 10 bags? Host a Friends & Family or Neighborhood Drive and you will meet the minimum in no time!! We appreciate your support!


Have youth-sized clothing that you are ready to donate?

If you're unable to get to our Distribution Center in Dracut, we can help!

Click on the box to fill out a form to receive a prepaid postage mailing label.  Simply put the label(s) on your box(es) of donations, then put it outside for your mailman to bring to us!

So tell your friends and family... we'll be waiting by our mailbox for your donation of confidence and comfort for our students in-need!

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host a drive


Clean out your family's closets and rally your community to do the same for the sake of a student's self-esteem.

host a drive


Clean out your family's closets and rally your community to do the same for the sake of a student's self-esteem.

Are you committed to helping your community?  

We are seeking caring individuals, social groups and companies to host drives throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

Hosting a charitable drive benefits both the students we support and the communities where you reside in a number of ways:

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  1. The students: Items donated are available to students, free of charge, within our 47 Catie's Closets
  2. Your community: Demonstrating a philanthropic act encourages others to do the same
  3. Your home: Excellent opportunity to 'clean house' and donate any youth or teen appropriate clothing that you might have outgrown.
  4. Yourself: It simply feels good to know you're doing something good for your community, your home, and the students that need the most help. 

 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

Click below for a step-by-step guide for hosting your own drive!

Hosting a drive is a great volunteer opportunity for church groups, sports teams, sororities and fraternities, small businesses, corporations, and other charitable organizations. 

 

BECOME A DROP-OFF LOCATION

Nominate your business, association, organization or neighborhood to be a drop off site. You choose the length of time and let us know. We can help publicize the event on our social media and together we will make a big impact. Your name will appear here as one of our supporters. 

A special thank you to our friends at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union! The local credit union teamed up with Catie's Closet for our #Back2SchoolBasics campaign and opened their doors as an official drop-off location during September 2015. Thank you to all JDCU employees for supporting Catie's Closet and our promising youth.

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wear your support


Share your love for our mission with the world. Wear your heart on your sleeve (or your wrist) with limited-edition Catie's Closet bracelets.

wear your support


Share your love for our mission with the world. Wear your heart on your sleeve (or your wrist) with limited-edition Catie's Closet bracelets.

2017 Catie's Closet Bracelet
40.00
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2016 Catie's Closet Bracelet
40.00
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other ways to help


We know you’re busy and greatly appreciate that you’re making the time to help us. Regardless of how much time you can give, there are many ways to help us serve students in need.

other ways to help


We know you’re busy and greatly appreciate that you’re making the time to help us. Regardless of how much time you can give, there are many ways to help us serve students in need.

Like and Follow Us!

To continue our good work, we need to expand our network. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to increase our community awareness. Please share our mission with philanthropists you know or corporations you work for.  


Shop for Catie's Closet

Are you an online shopper?  When you shop through Amazon.com, please go to AmazonSmile and select Catie’s Closet as your charity of choice.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases directly to Catie’s Closet! It’s that simple: You shop, Amazon gives. We also have our own Catie’s Closet WishList on Amazon which includes our most urgently-needed items.


Volunteer opportunities

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We’d love your help! You can volunteer your time helping us sort and process clothing at our Distribution Center or you can get involved helping us out at upcoming events. 

Click here to reserve your time!


Other Ideas

It’s our goal to have a Catie’s Closet in every school with a high need within the New England region.  Do you have ideas that could help Catie’s Closet reach even more students?  Tell us about it!