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Weaving Common Threads of sharing and caring throughout the community
Common Threads accepts donations of clothing for children ages 4-18. This can be either uniform or non-uniform clothing as well as backpacks, or school supplies. Everything must be gently worn, please! We also take purses, belts, cosmetic bags, and used books as well. We take only new socks and underwear though. Even though our hours vary, please feel free to drop off your donations at our new outdoor bin located in the parking lot of Common Threads (710 Houston Street, Richmond, Texas 77406)
Please contact Jill Duban at 832-595-4540 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our location is 710 Houston Street, Richmond, Texas 77406. Service/Community hours will be given for those eligible.
LCISD families that find themselves in difficult situations may be eligible for assistance from Common Threads. Inquires about participation in the program should be directed to the school nurse. Community members may also provide information about families needing assistance by contacting the student's school nurse. All referrals are confidential.
After the referral is approved parents and students may choose to select school clothes at Common Threads or to have a clothing request filled and sent to the campus. Each student will be provided with new or gently used sets of clothes, socks, undergarments, shoes, toiletry items and backpacks based on availability.
Parents, student organizations and community members are all welcome to volunteer at Common Threads. Volunteers can help at the campus level by assisting the school nurse with clothing drives and organizing the donations. They can also volunteer at Common Threads and assist with washing, folding, and sorting clothes; filling orders and assisting parents and students with clothing selections.
Common Threads relies on donations and contributions from local businesses and community members. Donations are accepted throughout the year at every LCISD campus or at Common Threads during regular hours. Common Threads will sponsor various drives during the year to keep items in stock for students. All donations are tax deductible.
Items can be new or gently used and include:
- clothing, especially school uniforms size 4-XXL
- New socks and undergarments
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant)
- Tax deductible cash or check
Common Threads is located on the Jane Long Elementary campus at:
710 Houston Street
Richmond, Texas 77469