Fundraiser FAQ’s


How long does a clothing drive last?

We recommend you run your clothing drive for 1-2 weeks, but we encourage you to begin advertising your drive a few weeks before you actually start collecting.

Can I continue with the clothing drive on an ongoing basis?

Absolutely, you can design what works best for your fundraiser.

Can we collect items other than clothing for donation?

Our Fundraising program is only for clothing items on our list.


  • Clothing, coats, jackets (men’s, women’s, children’s)
  • Shoes
  • Backpacks, duffle bags and purses
  • Bedding, pillows, towels
  • Tablecloths and placemats
  • Kitchen linens
  • Curtains and drapes
  • Fabric and yarn
Do you provide receipts for the donations we collect?

If you are a nonprofit organization you will be responsible for giving tax receipts since they are donating directly to you. Use our receipt template to generate your own receipts for your fundraiser if you choose to provide receipts.

If you are a for-profit agency, our coordinator will work with you to provide tax receipts.

Will you pick up donations on the weekend?

We pick up weekdays;  Monday through Friday.

If you are thinking about a weekend event you can talk to the coordinator.

Will you pick up more than once, or before our end date?

We prefer to pick up at the end of your drive however if you require a pick up during the drive contact your coordinator.

Does it cost any money to host a Clothing Drive Fundraiser with The Arc?

No, you don’t have to pay anything to host a Fundraiser.


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