Good Neighbor Program
"I was naked and you clothed me" Matthew 25:36
The Good Neighbor Program helps provide clothing to school-age children in Schenectady County.
Many families struggle to make ends meet and cannot provide adequate clothing for their children. The Good Neighbor Program allows community members to help each other out by donating clean, gently used or new clothing to a child in need. Providing children with care packages of clothing not only takes the burden off of the family, but can also help make a child feel more comfortable and confident to face the school day when they know they will have a clean, weather appropriate, well fitted outfit to wear.
How does the Good Neighbor Program hear about a child or family with several children who are in need?
Referrals are made to the Good Neighbor Program from Schenectady County Schools' teachers, nurses and social workers. We also receive referrals from Schenectady Department of Social Services, community organizations, area food pantries and parishes.
The Good Neighbor Program gratefully accepts donations of gently-used and new clothing in all sizes. Adult sizes are needed, however we ask that adult sizes are in styles that children or teens would wear. We also have requests for women's plus sizes and men's big & tall sizes (2X, 3X, etc.)
Please call our office 518-347-0871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to drop off clothing donations.
Monetary support is also most welcomed as we often have to buy an item or two when our inventory is low in a particular size and a child has an immediate need for that size. If you would like to make a gift today, go to our DONATE page and indicate in the comments that your donation is for the
Good Neighbor Program.
For more information contact the
Good Neighbor Program at 518-347-0871 or
Clothing Request Form
Thank you for your interest in the Good Neighbor Program
We are happy to help children and families in our community. Our volunteers work hard to make sure each request is processed in a timely manner, and we will do our best to complete your request as quickly as possible. You will be contacted when we are ready to schedule a pickup day and time. Please note, we try to include as many of the requested items as possible. You can help by only requesting the specific items the child needs to help us maintain our inventory. A list of items is included on our request form for you to select from. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DELIVER CLOTHING TO YOU. ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR YOU TO PICK UP CLOTHING PACKAGES AT:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
1255 Pleasant St.
Schenectady, NY 12303
If you work for a Schenectady County school or agency that serves families with children in need of clothing, click on link below to go to our Clothing Request Form.
<<Clothing Request Form>>
See the Good Neighbor Program in action when you
watch this video, as Father Matthew Frisoni, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, takes us on a tour.
Your donations to the Good Neighbor Program matter:
"I just wanted to thank you and your volunteers for your help with our family that needed assistance this past week. They truly appreciated the bags of clothing and we appreciate the time and energy you put into helping families such as ours." (Family Service Worker, Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.)
"All of the families we gave clothing to were so grateful and overwhelmed - please thank your volunteers and thanks to God for providing!" (Excerpt from an email sent by a Schenectady County Social Services Caseworker)