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SC4K, You & Your Classroom

Shoes and Clothes for Kids serves over 10,000 kids and 4,000 teachers every year. Please see the information below to see if you are eligible to shop and how you can register for a teacher shop.

Shoes & Clothes

Please provide your parents a link the For Parents page so they can find the distribution partner in their area. Or call our referral line at (216) 472-2585 to find the closest distribution center nearest the child's house.

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School Supply

Each week, Cleveland Kids In Need (a program of Shoes and Clothes for Kids) receives new shipments of lots of great items for you to use in your classroom and to pass on to your students. These items include basic supplies, craft items, books, furniture and more. If you teach at an eligible school, all of these are free to you!

Read on for more information about this program.




To be eligible to shop at the Resource Center, you must be a certified classroom teacher (including Art, Music, Physical Education and Media & Health teachers) working at a school approved by SC4K. Approved schools include public, parochial, or non-profit charter schools in Cuyahoga County where 60% or more of their students are eligible for the National School Lunch Program. All schools must have a registered Ambassador and that person must attend orientation before teachers at that school will be able to participate.

Unsure if your school is eligible and you think it qualifies? Check the list at the bottom of this page or email us at


Appointment Scheduling

Teachers from schools that have registered with SC4K are allowed to shop at the Resource Center three times each semester.

If your school is registered, then you must login using the link at the top of this page. Your username is your school email address. If you have any questions about this, please ask your school's ambassador.

Teacher Login

Shopping Process

For the 2022-23 school year, we are merging online and in-person shopping.

When you register for a Teacher Shop, you will be able to place an online order for core supplies and when you pick up your online order you will be able to shop in-person for non-core supplies. Core supplies are only available online. Non-core supplies are only available in person.

When you place an online order, you will choose a 30-minute pickup time range, which will also be your in-person shopping time range. In-store shopping for non-core supplies is optional.

When you shop in person, please be prepared to check in at the front desk by showing a valid, school ID.

Volunteers will check the merchandise before packing it to assure that item limits have been honored.

Please bring your own bags and/or boxes to transport your merchandise as none will be provided.

Appointment Cancellation

If you cannot make your appointment, email at least 2 hours in advance. Failure to communicate with SC4K will result in the suspension of your shopping privileges.


Parking at the Resource Center is free. The parking lot is just east of the building and is surrounded by a black fence. We recommend parking as close to Dock A (about halfway down the building) as possible. The entrance is hard to miss under our blue Shoes and Clothes for Kids awning.



About the Resource Center


3631 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm


Please call 216-881-7463
to schedule an appointment.


Tuesdays (early morning and evening)

Thursdays (evening)

Select Saturdays  (morning) of each month

Check monthly teacher email newsletter for current hours

Closed holiday weeks and whenever
CMSD schools are closed because of the weather.

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Teachers Shopping Procedures

Teachers Shopping Procedures

Teacher Shop Flyer

Teacher Shop Flyer

All Schools Teacher Shop

All Schools Teacher Shop Flyer

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