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For over twenty years, New York City Clothing Bank has been the only program in New York City to distribute new apparel, toys and other goods to help New Yorkers in need through its Clothing Community Resource Center (CCRC). This new merchandise assists the City’s adult homeless and low income population in achieving self-sufficiency and the self-confidence necessary to find employment and housing. New fashionable clothing also helps to increase children’s self-esteem and allows them to focus on succeeding in school and in their future endeavors.
With the help of dedicated volunteers and financial contributors, the Clothing Community Resource Center solicits up to $10 million worth of annual donations from more than 300 local and national organizations and apparel manufacturers.
The new apparel, toys and other items are inventoried, sorted, packaged and prepared for distribution at New York City Clothing Bank’s Brooklyn warehouse. Merchandise is then delivered to 200 non-profit and government agencies serving approximately 80,000 homeless and low-income men, women and children throughout the five boroughs.
"The New York City Clothing Bank has been a tremendous help to me in servicing the community of Harlem. I am able to feel good at the end of each day knowing that the families I helped are leaving with brand-new merchandise and a smile on their faces."
– Argentina Ortiz - Iglesia Pentecostal Liberation Y Sanidad, New York, N.Y.
"New York City Clothing Bank is an immensely helpful resource for our church. The donations represent much more than clothing and merchandise for the low-income and homeless population in our area by bringing a real sense of hope to our community. The gratitude evident on the faces of the people you help is indescribable. God Bless you and your staff…"
– Reverend Ross - United Holiness Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.