For Filling the Bus!

As the school doors open and children fill the classrooms, we are proud to say that our 3rd Annual Fill the Bus was a success!! We cannot even begin to express our gratitude for the individuals and companies who answered the call to action this back-to-school season for our students in need.

Thanks to your individual donations and over 50 COMPANIES who participated in our Fill the Bus campaign this year, we have collected over 35,000 items to fill our closets for the beginning of the school year.

Did we mention that we're now serving 65 schools and over 34,000 children??

The bus may have stopped rolling, but our needs are as bigger and more urgent than ever before!

Please keep Catie's Closet in mind when you are looking to donate your child's clothing or new full-sized toiletries, as well as when you are considering a one time or monthly monetary donation. More details about how to get your item donation to us and ways to financially contribute can be found on our Help The Kids Page.

Catie's Closet would also like to especially thank our Sponsors for their unbelievable responses to our need and for truly making an impact on our ability to serve even more children than ever before:

$5,000+ DONATION


"principal Sponsor"
$2,000+ Donation

"Student Sponsor"
$500 Donation


We want to recognize two companies who were generous enough to spread the kindness across their companies in a major way: Enterprise Bank & People's United Bank.

Thank you to Enterprise Bank, who hosted drives across 18 of their Massachusetts branches, as well as People's United, who hosted drives in 8 of their branches across New Hampshire.

Thank you for exceeding our expectations! 

We are grateful to the following for hosting a drive:

A very special 'THANK YOU' to:


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


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."