Student Attire For Education Matching Grant and Online Retail Store
The SAFE program helps schools stock their onsite clothing closets. Funding is generously donated by the Gila River Indian Nation, BHHS Legacy Foundation and others. These items are made available throughout the year through member Title I schools. School coordinators distribute to children whose parents cannot afford school uniforms.
Impact: Approximately: 10,000 – 15,000 students annually. Approximately 100 students benefit from each school purchase.
Stitches of Love
Stitches of Love recruits, organizes, and supports more than 100 passionate volunteer seamstresses and crafters in providing unique clothes and accessories for needy children in the Valley of the Sun. The volunteers spend all year making clothing so that our students can start the school year with something that was made just for them.
Capacity Building Campaign
Goal: $2 Million. For more than 50 years Back-to-School Clothing Drive has helped Arizona’s highest need families. Through our signature programs, New Clothes, New Beginning Annual Distribution, and Student Attire for Education (SAFE) Matching Grant and Online Retail Store, thousands of parents don’t have to choose between buying their children school clothes and supplies or buying food. Our services are simple yet effective, and they positively impact students, families, schools, and communities. Today, we are focused on building a future that will allow us to serve more children each year.
We are focused on building a future that will allow us to serve more children each year. We will increase the number of children we serve through New Clothes, New Beginnings. We will expand our SAFE online clothing store to allow individuals to purchase school uniforms through the program on a buy one give one basis. When one school uniform is purchased, one will be given to a child in need through our summer program. We will also expand out matching grant support to local schools throughout the Valley and across the state. This expansion is a critical step in our growth, as all proceeds from the store are used fund additional SAFE matching grants. The more uniforms we sell, the more students we can help. It is an exciting time!
By working together we will eliminate fundamental barriers to early childhood school success. Back to School Clothing Drive is uniquely positioned to lead the charge.