Clothing Drives


Even elected officials volunteer to help at the three-times-annually Clothing Drive!

Summer Clothing Drive Saturday, July 9, 2016

At 8 Rockford Area Schnucks Markets and Belvidere Township Building


Thanks to all sponsors and volunteers; 

this event would not happen without you!


 Bagged clothing may also be dropped off year-round at

Roscoe and Rockford Recycle Centers.

  • Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has collected more than 3.6 million pounds of clothing since 1999.
  • Items are distributed in the U.S. and developing countries or re-purposed into fiberfill products.
  • Nearly 4,000 area households participate in the three Clothing Drives each year.

Donated items should be placed in plastic bags and securely tied.
Shoes should be placed together in same the same bag.

Clean, dry items accepted, wearable or not, include:

  • Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Apparel
    • Coats, Outerwear
    • Hats
    • Belts
    • Shoes (rubber band or tie pairs together)
    • Pants
    • Shirts
    • Blouses
    • Dresses
  • Backpacks, Soft Luggage, Purses, Briefcases
  • Towels
  • Curtains
  • Bathmats, Throw Rugs
  • Stuffed Toys
  • Bedding and Pillows (no mattresses)
  • Rag Stock and Stained or Torn Items
  • Fabric
  • Yarn