McMurray Clothing Drive Ideas

Posted by Caity Shinnick on

The McMurray Middle School Clothing Drive is just around the corner. This Sunday, December 6th, we'll be collecting shirts, pants, coats, and shoes for kids whose families struggle to provide these needed items. It's our joy to step in and help!

But for many of us, shopping for kids clothes is a new thing. I've never purchased clothes in the "big kid" section of the store, because I only have toddlers. So here's a little breakdown and some links to help you figure out what you can buy for the clothing drive.

GIRLS

  • Polo Shirts: found here on Amazon.
  • Uniform Pants: found here on Amazon.
  • Shirts, pants, and coats are great items to search for at Goodwill.
  • Shoes: Target and Walmart have good shoes at a decent price.

BOYS

  • Polo Shirts: found here on Amazon.
  • Uniform Pants: found here on Amazon.
  • Shirts, pants, and coats are great items to search for at Goodwill.
  • Shoes: Target and Walmart have good shoes at a decent price.

When you are looking for items, you can pick one item (example: boys' polos) and purchase several in different sizes. Or you can choose to buy a couple shirts, pants, and shoes.

Get creative with where you shop — thrift stores can have some great items! I know as a parent that sometimes I donate barely worn clothes, just because my kids have grown out of them. There are treasures to be found at Goodwill and the like. This Saturday is Half Price Saturday at Goodwill. That means that they mark down every single item in the store to half price; which makes it a great time to buy!

Order items online — just make sure you give yourself enough time to account for shipping! Hello, Amazon Prime!

Shop with friends, and split the price of your items. Ask your co-workers to go in on this with you. This time of year, we all start feeling this pull to do more and help more. This is a fantastic way to invite your neighbors, co-workers, and community in!

WHAT TO DO

  • Go shop or order online!
  • Bring your items on Sunday, December 6th, to any of our locations and drop them in the bin!
  • Sign up on Sunday in the lobby to volunteer at the clothing drive, taking place on Saturday, December 12th.

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