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Our Mission

Shoes and Clothes for Kids’ mission is to improve K-8 school attendance by eliminating lack of appropriate clothing, shoes and school supplies as barriers.

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Our Impact By The Numbers

Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes, school uniforms, clothes and school supplies throughout the year at no charge to thousands of children in need. For nearly 50 years, SC4K has positively impacted the lives of area children by giving them the pride and confidence that comes from having new shoes, school uniforms, clothes and school supplies.  Through our programs, including Uniforms for Kids and the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center, we help improve school attendance, in some cases up to 24%.

Community Impact

Over $2.4 Million in Gift Cards Distributed 90%
Over 230,200 Shoe Gift Cards Distributed 100%

How We Work


Fundraising & Donations

As a non-profit agency that charges no fees to its recipients or distribution partners, all our revenue is generated through fundraising. Financial and in-kind support helps Shoes and Clothes for Kids positively impact the lives of area school children by giving them the self-esteem and confidence that comes from having brand new shoes and clothes. 



SC4K partners with 24 social service agency sites located strategically throughout Greater Cleveland that determine a family's eligibility for the SC4K program. Every other month, distribution partners pick up boxes of clothing and Payless gift cards at the SC4K warehouse and distribute our products directly to families in need.

Our Distribution Partners

Who We Are

SC4K is able to operate efficiently with a small profressional staff as a result of strategic partnerships and collaborations with volunteer groups and community minded individuals.

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Our Financials

As a non-profit organization that charges no fees to our recipients or distribution partners, SC4K relies heavily on the financial support of a wide variety of donors and volunteers, including individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations.

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