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Your Clothes Deserve a Second Chance and So Do People

St. Mary’s Clothing Drive Makes Clothing Pick-ups Simple and Satisfying

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Schedule a Pick-up

Prefer to Call? (718) 529-6070

Please label your bags “for St. Mary’s”.
We are not able to recover lost items left in the bags!

Prefer to drop off your clothes instead?

Besides Clothing, we are in need of underwear and socks in new condition.

Important Notes for Clothing Pick-ups

  • Our drivers are not able to enter your home or apartment building to collect your bags.

  • You can contact us the day of your pick-up to request an estimated arrival time for your pick-up.

  • Bags are collected between 8 am and 4 pm or until the driver is done.

  • We kindly remind you that we are not responsible for lost items during the pick-up.

  • Please give us a call if you've already scheduled your pick-up and need to make a change.

  • Unfortunately, we are not able to collect from storage units.


We appreciate your generosity and cooperation in helping us ensure a smooth and efficient pick-up process.

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Sustainable giving

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Help others, help yourself

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Declutter, destress

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Join a positive cycle

How Clothing Insecurity Affects Health and Well-being

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Limited job opportunities

Access to proper clothing can play a vital role in breaking the cycle of poverty by enabling individuals in your community to pursue education, employment, and other opportunities.

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Homelessness and the need for proper clothing

For individuals experiencing homelessness, proper clothing is essential for protection against harsh weather conditions and for maintaining dignity.

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Health risks of inadequate clothing 

Wearing dirty and soiled clothing pose a risk of developing various health problems, like skin infection, respiratory and digestive disease, and infestations of lice, scabies, and bed bugs.

Embrace the opportunity to build yourself so you can give back to the world.

By making space in your closet for what truly matters to you, you'll not only declutter your surroundings but also clear your mind, fostering a sense of self-growth and inner peace. As you part with those items that no longer serve you, you're not only helping yourself but also making a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate.

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Making a Difference Has Never Been Easier

Our free clothes pick-up service offers a convenient and reliable way for NYC residents to move on their gently used clothing, without adding additional stress or clutter to their already busy lives. Simply schedule a pick-up day, prepare your clothing for the pick-up, and our friendly driver will collect the bags the day of the pick-up. It’s that easy.

Empower Your Clothes to Inspire Meaningful Change

To ensure the most significant impact, and your clothes get a second chance, we allocate a portion of the clothing we receive to provide free clothing on a daily basis to an average of 150 families facing financial hardship. Moreover, we sell a portion of the clothing to cover the cost of running operations, give back in other ways besides clothing, create more jobs and fuel new opportunities.

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Where We Serve

*Pick-ups are not available in all zip codes. Simply enter your zip code in the online pick-up section to see if we service your location.

Prefer to drop off your clothes instead?

If you rather not wait for a pick-up, you can leave your clothes at St. Mary's Church located at 230 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11205. We are here to assist you with loading your clothes into the bin from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Accepted items

We appreciate your generosity, but we are only collecting items that are clean and immediately usable. We accept:

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Men’s Clothing

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Women’s Clothing

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Baby Clothes

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Shoes

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Linens

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Towels

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Purses

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Sheets

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Silverware

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Cookware

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Dinnerware

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Small Toys

Unfortunately, we don't collect furniture, electronics, and books.
Thank you for helping us make a positive impact in our community!

 

How to Get Started

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1. Schedule a pick-up time. 

Our online booking system makes it easy to schedule a pick-up day that works for you. You can call us too if you prefer!


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2. Bag up your threads.

Simply bag up your gently used clothing, label it with "St. Mary’s Clothing Drive” and leave it in a designated spot on pick-up day for our staff to pick-up. Easy, right?


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3. Our friendly and reliable staff takes care of the rest.

Please label your bags “St. Mary’s Clothing Drive”, and leave them outside on the pick-up day. If you can’t, simply choose the “Call Before” option and we’ll give you a heads-up before the driver arrives. Easy, right?

The Impact of Your Donations

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Lives Changed

Through our partnerships with local charities, we are providing clothing to over 24,000 people in need in our community every year. 

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New Jobs Created

By supporting St. Mary’s Clothing Drive, you’ve helped create over 30 new jobs in our community.

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Sustainable Impact

With your help, we’ve diverted thousands of pounds of textiles from landfills.

Schedule a pick-up today and start decluttering your closet the easy way!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Charity Work: How to Get Involved and Make a Difference

 If you’re new to charity work and want to make a real impact in your community, this guide is a must-read! We’ll show you the ropes and help you get started on your journey to changing the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my clothing after is picked up?

Clothing is made available for free at our facility at 230 Classon Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205 from Monday through Friday.

We also sell a portion of the clothing to help us cover cost of running operations and create valuable resources that go back to the community.

How do I schedule a pick-up?

We offer a free pick-up service. You can easily schedule a pick-up by clicking on the "Schedule a pick-up links available throughout the website or if you prefer to talk to a live person, you can always call us at (718) 529-6070 from Monday through Friday between 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday between 8 am to 3 pm. 

If you wish to drop it off, we have clothing bins conveniently located at the Classon Avenue side of the church and drop off hours are from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M from Monday through Saturday. 

 

How can I obtain clothing from your institution?

Great question! 

We welcome you to come to 230 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 from Monday through Friday except for Wednesdays and the hours are from 8am to 1pm or until all of the clothing is gone. Because of the large volume of people we receive every day, we encourage you to come bright and early to ensure that you find what you need.

I was given a pick-up window from 8am to 4pm, can you provide a smaller window?

When we schedule a pick-up, we can only provide you with a broad pick-up window from 8 am to 4 pm and will only be able to know an estimated arrival time on the day your pick-up is scheduled to be collected. 

We encourage you to call us the morning of the day your pick-up schedule for. 

How it works:

  1. We receive your call requesting an ETA
  2. We call the driver and find out for you
  3. We call you back to provide you with an ETA

Most of the times the driver will be able to provide us with a three-hour estimated pick-up window.

What items do you collect?

The items that we are collecting are clothing, shoes, bags, linens, small toys, cooking pots, pans, dishes and silver wear. We don't count with the infrastructure to wash or mend clothing that is not in good shape and we ask that all items are clean and ready to be used.

Can the driver come up to my apartment?

Most drivers work by themselves, and it is the main reason why we ask you to meet the driver downstairs or to leave the bags in the lobby if you leave in a building. However, we appreciate your effort and contributions to our organization and if you are not able to bring your bags downstairs, please inquire when you call us about how we can help to facilitate bringing the bags downstairs.

Is there a limit of how many bags I can give the driver in one appointment?

There is no limit in the number of bags that we are able to collect at the time of your appointment, however, if you do have more than 20 bags, it is recommended that you give us the heads up ahead of time in case we need to schedule a special pick-up for you. 

Do I have to be home for the pick-up?

If on the day of the pick-up, you are able to leave your bags outside. Please label the bags "For St. Mary's and put them outside of your door before 8 AM. The driver will collect your donation when he is in your area.

Can I schedule a pick-up via phone?

You are welcome to call our office at (718) 529-6070 to schedule a pick-up from Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.

Besides clothing items, do you collect furniture or electronics?

Unfortunately, we don't count yet with the infrastructure to collect these types of items. 

What should I do if I need to cancel or reschedule my pick-up?

The fastest way to contact us is to call our office so if you need to cancel or modify your pick-up, we suggest calling us at (718) 529-6070 during business hours.

Do you collect clothing that is ripped or stained?

We don't count with the infrastructure to wash or mend clothing items. We ask that all items are  in a (ready to be used) condition.

Do you make pick-ups year-round or only during certain seasons?

We are collecting all year-round!

Do you collect accessories like hats and gloves?

We also accept hats, gloves, scarves and jewelry. 

Can I get involved with your organization as a volunteer?

You can call us at (718) 529-6070 to inquire about upcoming programs and events.

What if I change my mind? Can I get my items back?

We ask that you double check all of your bags thoroughly before scheduling your pick-up with us. It is unlikely that we would be able to track down and recover any item after it has left our possession, however if you have misplaced an item in your bags, please contact us right away and we will do our best to get it back for you.

Do you sell the clothing?

A portion of the clothing is indeed sold to cover cost of running operations, but this also helps us create extra resources which go back to the community.

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