Rhode Island Kids Need Our Help

Of the states in New England, Rhode Island has the highest rate of child poverty, according to a new report by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, a leading child advocacy group.
We need your time, expertise, and enthusiasm.

“Children in poverty, especially those in poverty for extended periods of time, are more likely to have physical and behavioral health problems, live in food-insecure households, experience difficulty in school, become teen parents, earn less as adults, be unemployed more frequently, and fall below the poverty line at least once later in their lives.”

  • One in five Rhode Island children live in poverty
  • A quarter of high school students were absent for at least 10% of the school year last year
  • Half of the children living in homeless shelters are school aged

Research shows that children who go to school wearing clothes that make them feel like they fit in perform better academically than those who don't. 

You can Help Rhode Island youth build the confidence to succeed

Whether in the form of money, clothing, or time, we ask that you join our cause and donate.
Individual Support

Funding from private support is vital to the success of the program. Please consider volunteering your time or making a monetary donation in any amount.

Donate Clothing

Clothes To Kids gladly accepts new and quality used clothing and shoes that would be appropriate for kids grades K-12 to wear to school.

Organize a Clothing Drive

Clothing drives are some of the best, and most fun, ways to collect clothing for CKTRI. New underwear & socks are always the greatest need.

Memorial Gifts & Bequests

Give a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion. Create a legacy of support.

Do you know a family in Providence County in financial need of assistance? Or a child who needs clothing for school? Learn how they can receive a free wardrobe from Clothes To Kids RI…

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