FILL THE BUS
Making Stops for Kids in Need

Wednesday, August 1st - Friday, August 31st

We need YOUR help!  Kids all over MA & NH do not have the appropriate clothing and basics they need to attend school. Catie’s Closet’s mission is to help kids ages 4 to 19 by giving them the clothing and basics they need to confidently walk through their school doors every day, FREE OF CHARGE. These important basics help children secure a brighter future by removing the burden of fitting in and clearing a path to focus on their education.

The need just continues to grow... now that we are helping 32,000 children across MA and NH, in 62 schools, we are coordinating a rally to get communities and businesses to open up their hearts, drawers and closets to help students’ school attendance, emotional well-being, grade progression and ultimately, graduation rates by providing in-school access to clothing and basic necessities

 

Boston Filled The Bus AGAIN!

It was a beautiful day to give on Copley Square! With the help of our friends at Hint Water, Noosa Yoghurt, UnReal Snacks, and Mix 104.1, our Catie's Closet team celebrated the back-to-school season by spreading awareness for our mission and how to get involved. Our team loves seeing new and old supporters, including our School Sponsor Tonneson + Co! We could not imagine a better way to kick off the new school year!

Did you miss all the fun at Copley? Don't worry! You can still participate by donating our most urgent needs or making a monetary donation to complete a wardrobe with the basic essentials before the first day of school!

Make a donation today!

 

Check out pics from our past events! It's a feel-good event you & your employees will love to be a part of!


GET READY... GET SET... GET INVOLVED!
Whether you're an owner or employee of a company, a member of an organization or an individual looking to make a contribution, there's opportunities for everyone!

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Our goal is to load school buses with 25,000 donated items and raise $25,000 through our Fill the Bus campaign!

The best part is that EVERYONE can help us reach our goal! 

Perhaps you have youth and teen clothing that you have been outgrown and need a new home. We have thousands of children that would be overjoyed to have it. Just think what that pair of jeans can do for a child and how that coat you no longer wear could help a child stay warm this winter. If you don't have young ones at home then a new pair of socks or bottle of shampoo will surely polish the sparkle on any child.

Together we think we can fill enough buses to help 32,000 students start this new year of school on the right foot.


 

See what past participants had to say!

"There's nothing more fulfilling than helping children. When we signed on for Fill-the-Bus, we were so inspired by the overwhelming support we received from our employees. When they learned the mission of Catie's Closet, it resonated. Many looked back on their own experiences and remembered how important that first day of school was. When they learned they could help children locally with items from their own closet, it was even easier for everyone to give."

"I remember how hard it was for my mother to provide back to school clothing and shoes. Most of my friends started the school year looking fresh and confident in their updated trendy clothes. For me, giving to Catie's Closet means everything. For a child living in poverty, to know they are special and they can be just like all of their friends is an instant confidence boost and helps them start their year at the right pace."
 
 

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

"SCHOOL SPONSOR"
$5,000+ DONATION

 
 

"principal Sponsor"
$2,000+ Donation


"Student Sponsor"
$500 Donation

 
 

We are grateful to the following for hosting a drive:


A very special 'THANK YOU' to: