For many families in the Wilmington area, purchasing clothing that adheres to the school dress code is a hardship.
There are few resources for school uniform items like polo shirts and khaki/navy pants when families can’t afford to buy them, but many schools in Delaware require them. Without the required school dress code, the consequences for students can be significant. Any help that we can offer to ease this one burden for these students and families will make a huge difference and provides students with the confidence needed to excel in academics.
We will assist New Castle County schools that have limited resources and provide uniform items to be distributed to their students.
Each student will receive 2 uniform sets and 1 extra polo shirt. In 2021, we were able to provide 5,110 uniform items to 9 New Castle County schools. We’ve seen the outcome from that endeavor, and we know that this initiative will have a significant impact. Our plan is to expand our reach incrementally until we are eventually serving the entire state.
Our initiative contains many elements and several strategies.
Our uniform initiative relies heavily on community participation and support, and we are always looking for collaborators. We are seeking donations of new uniform items, as well as financial contributions which will allow us to purchase the uniforms needed. A $50 donation supports one student. Additionally, we know that there are many outgrown school uniforms that still have a lot of life left in them, and we are working hard to capture them and redistribute them to other students.
New or gently-used uniform items in all sizes ranging from youth to adult.
- Pants: khaki & navy
- Polo shirts and cardigans: any color
HOW TO HELP:
- Donate new or gently-used uniform items
- Purchase new uniforms here
- Make a donation to support the purchase of new uniform items! Click Here to donate now!
SCHOOLS IN NEED OF UNIFORM ITEMS:
New Castle County, DE Schools: fill out our request form.