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Ways To Volunteer

With a small professional staff, volunteers are critical to the operation of Shoes and Clothes for Kids. Without volunteers, we would be unable to sort, pack and distribute over 4 million dollars worth of brand new shoes,clothes, and school supplies to thousands of children annually.

Volunteers also play an important role in governing the organization on our board, advisory board and associate board, helping in the office, and assisting with all aspects of our special events.



Collection Drives

Socks, underwear, and school supplies are three of the most needed items for children living in poverty. You can help ensure that these basic essentials are something a child always has by holding a sock, underwear & school supply drive for Shoes and Clothes for Kids.

A volunteer will work with you to identify the best time frame for your drive, help you determine how you will promote the drive and obtain a collection box & signage from SC4K for you to display at your collection site.

If you have questions or are ready to host a drive, contact and someone will help you get your drive moving.

Pack in Our Warehouse

Groups of volunteers (minimum 10 people) are needed at the SC4K and Cleveland Kids In Need warehouses in Cleveland to help count, sort, stock and pack items for distribution. A Packing Day is a fun, team-building opportunity that involves some physical labor (making boxes, opening boxes, moving boxes, stocking shelves). The warehouses are open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Packing Days need to be scheduled for a minimum 3-hour time slot within these hours. Packing Days are scheduled based on the current inventory in the warehouses.

Young Professionals

Founded in 2005, SC4K’s Associate Board leads a number of project teams that are geared towards young professionals who want to make a difference. These teams are open to any young professional volunteer who is willing to show up and do a little work. You may even have a little fun!

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Interested in Volunteering?

More than 1,000 individuals volunteer with SC4K and Cleveland Kids In Need each year and help us to pack and distribute over 100,000 items to local kids in need… join our team!

Volunteer Form