The Community Partner Clothing Referral Program's objective is to address poverty limitations within the Thunder Bay Community by providing individuals with Free Clothing for each of the four seasons. Furthermore, this program helps people to gain self-esteem while looking for a job, helps people to maintain a better lifestyle and also helps to reduce crime in town.
Individuals who access this program do not have to worry about the expenses associated with clothing for themselves or their families. As a result, individuals can better focus their resources on other necessities, such as food and adequate housing. Clean, dry, quality clothing can empower adults and children by giving them comfort and self-confidence.
The Undercover Project is a yearly and ongoing project which provides Free Seven Pairs of New Socks and Underwear to children aged 4 to 14 years whose families are in need as identified by Ontario Works benefit services. Vouchers are distributed through the Christmas Cheer Fund hampers and are redeemed at our office with the support of volunteers.
The Christmas Cheer Fund partners with our organization to distribute over 2000 vouchers to families that receive the holiday hampers. The vouchers are redeemable at the Community Clothing Store Location for 9 months, beginning in December and until the end of August each year. Primary partners for this project are the Christmas Cheer Fund and the UNIFOR Labour Union.
Community Clothing Assistance helps homeless people regain their dignity by providing them with better, suitable clothing options that are at no cost. The Homeless Project was designed in 2008 and our organization continues to offer it to the community of Thunder Bay as an ongoing service.
Community Clothing Assistance has proved that through the Homeless Project we have already served a large number of people. Our experienced staff handles every situation with respect, offering free changes of clothing, blankets and hygiene kits to individuals; no questions asked.
Affordable Clothing Program exists to help all in need with symbolic priced clothing. This program has grown and shown success over the previous years by increased awareness of such services available for our community. This program creates an environment that supports belonging and inclusions as clothing is able to boost a person's esteem and social status. Additionally, self-esteem boosts social status and helps individuals create more meaningful connections with friends and family as they will have more confidence and self-esteem.
Furthermore, due to the poverty situation, affordable clothing allows for these individuals to be able to save money and spend them on other necessities pushing them towards breaking out of poverty, and in doing so creating a safer community.
HOW 'Hands-On-Work' Experience, a pre-employment training program aimed primarily at youth. The HOW Experience program tailors employment training experiences to the individual so that service delivery is directly informed by participant goals, strengths, talents, and learning needs. This program helps to grow and focus on life goals.
Community Clothing Assistance is one only place in Thunder Bay to coach and mentor young people. The participant has the opportunity to gain experience in several aspects of customer service in the retail industry, as well as learning clerical and office administration skills. There are social media and marketing experience aspects through work placement. It is a learning atmosphere focused on a non-stressful environment to help build participant confidence.
Every year, Community Clothing Assistance (CCA) runs the UNDERCOVER Program which helps over 1000 children in Thunder Bay who are in crisis, the program helps by providing them with seven pairs of new socks and underwear. CCA is hosting a sponsorship program to help the underprivileged children in Thunder Bay, and our charity wants to invite you to be one of the sponsors for a child of the Undercover Project. We are looking for a monthly commitment to sponsoring a child. Where yearly budget is $50,000 to run the program for 1000 children. So for only $50, you would be able to supply 1 child a year, with new socks and underwear.
Q1) How does Child Sponsorship works?
Child sponsorship is the most effective way to fight poverty and provides you with an opportunity to joins forces with other sponsors’ donations to help your child and the community out of poverty when in crisis. As part of your sponsorship you:
1. You are helping to improve the life of your sponsored child and their family.
2. You are helping the child to overcome the secret motional rejection feeling from the stigma of poverty pointed by the school peers.
3. A family in crisis, can reallocate some of the clothing expenses to providing nutritious food or to pay meet other necessary expenses. When you sponsor a child, your donation is allocated to support the UNDERCOVER Program. This program provides the most needed undergarment articles that gives a child self confidence while growing in Thunder Bay.
Q2) How much does it cost to sponsor a child with Sponsor-A-Child Plan?
Q3) Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one Child?
The proceeds of your donation do not go directly to a specific child, they are pooled together with the other monthly donations and are used to support all of the children. Your contributions are added to support the UNDERCOVER yearly program which has been running for 15 years.
The Community Partners Clothing REFERRAL Program helps many people every year in Thunder Bay by providing families and people in crisis with FREE clothing to help alleviate some of the financial burdens that they might be under. To do this we cooperate with over 150 community partners, whose clients are referred to our clothing bank for clothing assistance. Furthermore, organizational support from businesses like yours is what helps us clothe Thunder Bay families year-round. For the reason that we would like to invite any of you to be one of the sponsors of our Community Partners' Clothing Referral Program.
Q1)How does Sponsor-A-Family program work?
Family sponsorship is the most effective way to fight poverty and provides you with an opportunity to join forces with other sponsors’ donations to help the community out of poverty when in crisis. When you sponsor a family, your donations are pooled to support a programs called COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP CLOTHING REFERRAL (CPCR) Program which brings the most needed clothing articles that gives the family instant relief in financial stressed situation. This means you are helping to improve the life of your sponsored family.
Q2)How much does it cost to sponsor a family with Sponsors-A-family Plan?
Q3) Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one family?
The proceeds of your donation do not go directly to a specific family, they are pooled together with the other monthly donations are used to support the whole program which in turn benefits the whole community. Your contributions are added to support the Community Partners’ Clothing Referral program which has been running for more than 14 years. Additionally, through helping the whole community we are able to fight poverty in Thunder Bay.