Our Programs

Do you remember how it felt on the first day of school to put on your new clothes and shoes and grab your cool backpack that was filled with everything you needed for a great year? At Back to School Clothing Drive we want every child to feel like that, even if their families can’t afford to provide those things themselves.

Each year we serve 25,000 of Arizona’s high-need students through six innovative programs:

New Clothes = New Beginnings

This is our annual clothing distribution event where we give more than 5,000 students from Title I schools, military families, and foster care and transitional housing organizations new clothes, shoes, underwear, backpacks, school supplies, and personal care packs. 

Student Attire for Education (SAFE)

Schools use SAFE to stock their campus clothing closets, enabling them to provide emergency relief to any student who shows up in immediate need of clean clothes or shoes that fit.

Momentum School Uniforms

This online store sells uniforms and clothing basics to schools and retail customers. All the proceeds are used to help fund New Clothes = New Beginnings and there’s something for everyone. Order today at momentumschooluniforms.com!

Stitches of Love

About 600 seamstresses comprise our Stitches of Love program. These volunteers, whom we often refer to as “angels,” sew, crochet, and craft all year long to ensure the children who attend our events go home with something made especially for them!

Backpack Buddies

To kids who have them, backpacks are no big deal – but for those who don’t, it’s just another reason to feel like you don’t fit in. We’re proud to partner with BHHS Legacy Foundation on this initiative that delivers more than 10,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to students throughout Arizona. Learn more here about how your company or organization can sponsor a Backpack Stuffing for your next teambuilding or Corporate Social Responsibility initiative! 


Created in 2022, Project:WEAR is a program that increases our capacity to serve Arizona’s low-income families. We work with funders to provide items to students who can’t attend “New Clothes = New Beginnings” as well as older students and adults who need clothes and sneakers for work, education, and recreation.