Since 2006, Community Clothing Assistance (CCA) has operated in Thunder Bay, Ontario
OUR MISSION is to assist in the relief of poverty among families and people in crisis through community-supported clothing assistance programs. Community Clothing Assistance operates four key programs:
To deliver our programs, Community Clothing Assistance partners with over 150 organizations and over 400 social workers. Thanks to the support from volunteers and organizations in Thunder Bay, CCA is able to give over 6000 articles of clothing to vulnerable people every month.
Through our REFERRAL program, we supply over 72,000 pieces of free clothing each year to people in need! Partnering organizations refer clients to us, and those clients get to choose three sets of clothing for themselves. Clients can be eligible to receive clothing each season they remain in crisis!
Our UNDERCOVER program helps children aged 4-14 in our community gain confidence and self-worth, by supplying them 7 FREE pairs of underwear and socks for the year. 2000 coupons are distributed each year through Christmas Cheer Hampers!
Through the HOW Program (HANDS-ON-WORK), Community Clothing Assistance trains individuals with little to no work experience! We offer a safe, positive, and relaxed environment for those looking to develop their skills. This is a great opportunity for students requiring community service hours!
Through our AFFORDABLE CLOTHING Program, the general public can find professional, high quality clothing to prepare for work or interviews. Prices are one-half than those at major thrift stores, so you can save that money for other necessities!
Community Clothing Assistance was founded in
2006 to relieve poverty through the operation of
a Clothing Bank, after the tragic death of a
homeless man who froze to death on the steps of
this building, for lack of warm clothing. Our
location is the former site of a Food Bank that
provided some clothing to the poor as part of
their service, but they were no longer in
operation. Dr. Brian J. Scott, the landlord at
that time, responded to this tragedy by
establishing a charity with the help of Marie
Sorenson and David Andrews. We want to thank the
for the tremendous community support that has
made our existence possible.
Want to make a difference? Join the Board of Directors!