HELPING COMMUNITY MEMBERS OVERCOME DIFFICULTIES

ABOUT COMMUNITY CLOTHING ASSISTANCE

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:

Year-round clothing for homeless and displaced people with collaboration of our community partners
Undergarments for children in need
Job training for inexperienced youth.
Symbolically priced clothing available to everyone

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.

OUR VALUES

DIGNITY
COMMUNITY
HOPE

OUR PROGRAMS

REFERRAL

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REFERRAL

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!

[13min 36s] Referral Program Webinar

UNDERCOVER

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UNDERCOVER

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!

[9min 20s] Undercover Program Webinar

HANDS-ON-WORK

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HANDS-ON-WORK

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!

[12min 21s] HOW Job Training Webinar

AFFORDABLE CLOTHING

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AFFORDABLE CLOTHING

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!

[10min 02s] The Affordable Clothing Program

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

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 Mary Sorensen and David Andrews. We want to thank the public for the tremendous community support that has made our existence possible.
Want to make a difference? Join the Board of Directors!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dr. Brian Scott
President

Allison Valdock
Secretary

Norm Slongo
Treasurer

Jason Thacker
Board Member

Kristopher Luszczynski
Board Member

Arthur Gulbinowicz
Board Member