The Sharing Shelf

47 Purdy Ave
Port Chester, New York 10573-5028

Deborah Blatt, (914) 305-5950,

The Sharing Shelf is Westchester’s Clothing Bank for Children. We collect new and gently used clothing for infants, children and teens. That clothing is sorted by quality, size, season and gender then distributed to local, low income children at no cost through nonprofits, schools, hospitals and community groups in Westchester County. The children we serve receive a week’s worth (“WeekPack”) of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. We also host a semi-annual free shopping day for low-income teen girls and each summer distribute new backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies.

B’nei Mitzvah children are invited to volunteer in our warehouse to help sort and prepare “WeekPacks” for low-income children. We can also work with you to create a unique project to help one of our special events. Previous children have collected backpacks and school supplies, joined us to pack and fill backpacks, raised funds from their friends and families then created toiletry kits for our Teen Boutique, organized drives for new socks, new underwear or clothing. Several have held sorting events at home or at their synagogue with their friends, families or classmates. We work with you to shape a project that both helps the children we serve and fits with your time and interests.