We’re rallying companies, families & communities to help us collect 50,000 pieces of clothing and basic necessities to stock 80 schools with back-to-school essentials.

 

THE PROBLEM:

Absenteeism triggers a cascade of negative consequences: including academic UNDER PERFORMANCE, student drop outs, and social isolation.

Poverty and homelessness are fueling an epidemic of chronic absenteeism. A lack of clothing and basic necessities are key reasons for missing school.

 

Here’s why we do what we do:

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The needs of local children are constant and growing.

Starting with our first closet at Lowell High School 9 years ago, we have expanded to 80 schools, clothing 50,000 children from 2 Distribution Centers. The need for clothing and toiletries is more critical than ever.


How can you help?

 
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Give MONEY.

Sponsor confidence packs for thousands of kids in need or have an engagement event at your company.

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Give CLOTHES.

Host a clothing, toiletry or sneaker drive with your family, community or
company.

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Spread the WORD.

Share with your friends and family what we’re doing. Start a Facebook fundraiser benefiting Catie’s Closet.


Check out photos from Fill-the-Bus the last 4 years!! Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping local kids in-need year-after-year!