clothes and KidsClothing – the need

Do you remember your first day of school? Showing off your new shoes, new clothes, and new backpack?

Many children in the Kansas City area face embarrassment and ridicule because their family can not afford new clothes. Instead, parents chose to put food on the table and pay rent. These kids show up at school wearing the one shirt they own, worn-out shoes, and forget about a backpack.

What is Hands to Hearts doing?

Hands to Hearts accepts new and gently used Kids Clothes – We collect for K-6th Grade.



Items Needed:




Sweat Pants


School uniforms

Coats and Jackets

New underware & socks

Gloves, scarves, hats

H2H maintains a stocked clothing closet available to any of our partner schools at their request. As needs arise, any of our partner schools can e-mail specific needs, and we deliver the requested items with BackSnacks the following delivery day.

“I had a student walk to school today in this bitter weather in wet clothing she had hand washed herself and laid on a heater but they did not dry at all. She was FROZEN when she got to school. Because of H2H’s generosity, I was able to put her in clean, dry clothes for the day and send her home with two additional sets of clothing.”

-Teresa, RN, KCKPS 12/14/10

Clothing Donation

Clothing donations can be dropped off in the drop box outside of our warehouse at 9007A W 51st Terr, Merriam, KS.

  • Donate new or gently used clothing, clean and in good condition.
  • Check stores you frequent for clearance merchandise, check garage sales and ask for the “left-overs”.
  • Collect clothing, consider a clothing drive in your neighborhood, church, scout troop, etc.
  • H2H is a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax-deductible.
  • Collect clothes from your friends and neighbors (children sizes K-6th grade).
  • Do you go to garage sales? Take a form with you asking people to donate their left over books and clothing to the cause. All donations are tax deductible. Email us for more information.

Have questions about clothes? Contact Steve at