for considering donating clothing to Clothed in Love
Our packs go to a wide range of families from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Under the thought that these may be some of the only clothing these children have, we want to make sure all our packs are high quality, appropriate and practical for the age and season for each family.
We take donations of practical preloved and new clothing that will fit children sized Prem to Size 16 Child (S Adults). Listed below are the items that we take and those we do not.
We ask all donations to please be clean, organised and labelled by size/gender (Eg Size 3 Girls). This makes a huge difference to how our volunteers use their time meaning we are able to get them into packs for children faster.
We gratefully accept the following items
• Woollen jerseys
• Long sleeved t-shirts
• Thermals - Tops/Bottoms
• Stretch & Grows
• Domed Tops
• Baby Mittens
• Warm hats
What we don't take
• Stained Items
• Ripped items
• Overly faded items
• Items with official names/sports teams/schools on them
• Items with family members (Eg Mum, Dad, Aunty etc) on the design
• Items with inappropriate slogans
• Low cut tops
• Backless tops/dresses
• Mesh items
• Cropped items
• Dress Up items
• Sports equipment
• Formal wear
• Adults clothing in size and style (M and above)
• Baby items/furniture
Disclaimer: Should we have donations that cannot be used in our practical clothing packs, Clothed in Love reserves the right to determine where these items go. Where possible we will endeavour to find an outcome that will support others. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Drop Off Locations
Aranui, Avonhead, Beckenham, Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Casebrook, Cashmere, Fendalton, Halswell, Hoon Hay, Huntsbury, Kaiapoi, Lincoln, Merivale, Mt Pleasant, New Brighton, Northwood, Parklands, Prebbleton, Rangiora, Rolleston, St Martins, Sockburn, Somerfield, Sumner, West Melton, Yaldhurst.
Each child now receives a book and bookmark as a special gift in their pack.
We accept donations of books that are in as new or new condition. A name in the front is fine however we ask for NO rips, scribbles or ex library books please.
Young Adult Fiction
Book donations can also be dropped to any of our drop off points. See Drop Off Locations above for details.
We offer the option to support us financially to keep Clothed in Love running successfully and enable us to grow.
Please complete your bank transfer to the below bank account, then fill out the below form to ensure you receive a tax receipt.
Account Name - Clothed in Love
Donations are used towards extra clothing needed as well as our running costs. All money given will mean our team supporting more children and their families.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in this - we could not do it without our incredible supporters and we are so grateful to you.
"Because behind every child there is a community who is championing them and loving them and because being clothed in love is so much more than just clothes."