Threadz - Teen Clothing Closet

Providing students items they need to attend school and be ready to learn.

Two Threadz clothes closets are available as a FREE resource for Tempe middle and high school teens from the Tempe Union, Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts (school ID required). Both Threadz locations carry a wide selection of new and/or gently-used items..

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

2021 HOODIE DONATION DRIVE
Nov 17-Dec 3

HOODIE DRIVE

Help a teen stay warm this winter.  Donate a new or gently-used hoodie or provide a cash donation for us to purchase one for you!  All sizes are needed – medium and large and neutral color hoodies are preferred.

Drop-off locations for the hoodies are listed on this flyer

CRITICAL NEED – Clothing and Personal Hygiene Items

Now that our Threadz sites are open after COVID closure, our clothing and personal hygiene reserves are at a record low.   

NEEDED NOW are new or gently-used TEEN-APPROPRIATE clothing and shoes.  NEW socks and underwear and personal hygiene items.  See list below:

  • Clean teen-appropriate clothing  age 13-18 (new or gently-used) (t-shirts, in larger sizes especially needed)
  • Shoes  (athletic, dress and casual) 
  • Underwear, socks (must be NEW only and original package) (for males – men’s boxer briefs preferred)
  • Ethnic hair products (shampoo and conditioner)
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc. – full-size preferred)

Where to drop off items?  Any of the Threadz locations listed below during school office hours:  7am to 3:30pm. 

Threadz Locations

Threadz - Teen Clothing Closet

Tempe High School
1730 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe
(enter Broadway Road, far west end of parking lot, Bldg T)

 

 

Marcos de Niza High School
6000 S. Lakeshore Drive, Tempe
(north end of Main Gym entrance)

 

 

 

THREADZ OPERATING HOURS  

During the regular school year, Threadz locations are open each week: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00-4:30pm  

OTHER LOCATIONS TO OBTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

Personal hygiene items only are also available for Tempe middle and high school students at the locations listed below.  Students can obtain deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner –  Tempe school ID will be required at:  

Tempe Salvation Army
40 E. University Drive, Tempe
Monday-Friday , 1-3pm

Tempe Family YMCA
7070 S. Rural Road Tempe
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

ELIGIBILITY

Tempe middle and high school students with valid school ID.

How You Can Help

Volunteers Needed!
Help staff a Threadz location during open hours by assisting teens, sorting and stocking donated clothing and items. 
For more info on volunteering call 480.858.2300 or email threadz@tempe.gov 

Donate

To help us directly serve students, we recommend cash donations or Amazon e-gift cards at this time.  We are accepting donated school supplies, full-sized hygiene products, and new or gently-used clothing appropriate for ages 13-18 years only.  Any donated undergarments or socks must be new and still in original packaging.

Clothing & Hygiene Items

    • Clean teen-appropriate clothing  age 13-18 (new or gently-used) (t-shirts, in large sizes especially needed)
    • Shoes  (athletic and dress shoes for male teens and large sizes are especially needed)
    • PE/sports clothing (gym shorts, shirts)
    • Bras, underwear, socks (new only and original package) (for males – men’s boxer briefs preferred)
    • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc. – full-size preferred)

School Supplies

    • Composition notebooks
    • College-ruled loose leaf paper
    • Index cards
    • Click-type pens
    • Highlighters
    • 3-ring notebook binders (plain or teen-appropriate)
    • Backpacks (adult/teen size to carry textbooks)

Donations can be dropped off at: 
Threadz locations during operation hours, or respective school front office when open.   No pick-ups are available.

Questions?  

EMAIL >  threadz@tempe.gov or 480.858.2300 

Cash Donations

Cash donations are always appreciated to purchase new socks and underwear as well as personal hygiene items.  Other donations of  clothing, shoes, accessories, school supplies and personal hygiene products are accepted as well.

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