Kiducation - Community Crusade for Children, Inc.

Over $13,000,000

Given to schools, libraries, child care centers, summer camps and educational programs.
Helping kids
Since 1996
 
 
What is Kiducation?
Kiducation is a trademark of Community Crusade for Children, a non-profit, clothing recycling organization that was formed in 1996. We are registered with the State's Attorney's Office and we are recognized by the the United Federal Government's Dept. of Internal Revenue Services as a 501(C)3 Tax Exempt organization. We are a self-sufficient organization and receive no outside funding or grants. Our funds are generated by the people in the community that donate adult and children's clothing and shoes. A portion generated from the sales is returned to the participating towns, schools and other organizations or charities. Our goal is to help improve the education of children. Community Crusade for Children, Inc. makes financial contributions to existing centers of learning such as children's schools, libraries, day care centers, summer camps as well as other educational programs.
 
How Does It Work?
Local property owners and towns allow us to place our donation containers on their premises, which anyone can use to drop off donations. Our trucks are on the road 6 days a week picking up clothing. We pride ourselves in keeping the area around the container clean and tidy. In case there is dumped trash around the container, we will promptly remove the unwanted items. We carefully track the poundage and determine the pick-up frequency that eliminates overflow of bags around the containers. Moreover, our drivers carefully inspect containers when they are emptied. Any container that is not up to par are promptly replaced with a freshly painted one so our best in class appearance is maintained. Donations received from donations containers are weighed and entered into our database. This information is used to determine the dollar value of the donations. The proceeds are then forwarded to the selected charity/organization.
Kiducation - Community Crusade for Children, Inc.
 
What People Say
“I would like to thank Community Crusade for Children, Inc. for working with Global Aid Network to impact the most vulnerable people in countries around the world. Without organizations like yours, we would not be able to provide the much needed aid to help provide hope, improve health and many times, save lives.”

Scott Hendrix, Vice President - Relief and Development
 
International Humanitarian Aid
We also partnered with organizations around the world to help people in need.
Get Involved
 
We need your help!
Many of us have closets with old and unused clothing just waiting to be donated and put to good use. The world we live in today is more conscious then ever. We have a planet to protect and we can’t just throw things away that could be reused and recycled. This is why we encourage you to aid us in our cause by making donations of clothing and shoes. This is done in one of our many containers located near you. The containers are always available to accept your donations day and night.
 
Placing A Bin
Do you have a property that gets lots of foot traffic or lots of drive by traffic?  We always have new bins looking for homes and we need your help. Call us today to find out about the tax deduction you can take and how you can help your community. This is done by sponsoring one of our bins to collect clothing. We take care of the whole process from start to finish. It is our promise to those that generously donate the space to place a bin, that we in turn will keep the area clean and orderly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Community Crusade for Children, Inc. Raise Funds?

Our funds are generated by people in the community that donate adult and children's clothing and shoes. A portion generated from the sales is returned to participating towns and other local organizations through generous donations.

How do residents of a community donate clothes and shoes to Community Crusade for Children, Inc.?

Local property owners and towns permit us to place donation containers on their premises and to designate where in their community the generated funds should go. Our attractive white donation containers are monitored by CCC, Inc. and are serviced by our trucks on an ongoing basis. For more information on container locations or if you are interested in having a container on your premises, contact CCC, Inc. by going to our Contact Us area.

How does Community Crusade for Children, Inc. determine how the participating communities share in the procee ds from a given donation center?

Each container is assigned its own identification number. Donations received from a specific donation container are weighed. The weight and container identification number are entered into our computer. This information is used to determine the dollar value of the donations. The proceeds are then forwarded to the appropriate organization. After sorting for the clothing banks, the remaining clothing is sold on the open market. A portion of the monies generated from the sales is returned to the communities on a quarterly basis.
 
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Monetary and in-kind donations.
Total per state
Connecticut: $9,277,053
New York: $2,210
Massachusetts: $422,818
Maine: $146,291
New Hampshire: $5,173
Ohio: $44,816
Pennsylvania:  $65,737
Rhode Island: $824,969
West Virginia: $4,720
Indiana: $2,500
Virginia: $1,000
West Virginia $42,074
 
Contact
Phone: 203-789-1162
Monday through Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
 
Mailing Address
36 River Street
New Haven, CT 06513
 
Mission
Our goal is to help improve the education for children. Community Crusade for Children, Inc. makes financial contributions to existing centers of learning such as children's schools, libraries, day care centers, summer camps as well as other educational programs.
Kiducation is a trademark of Community Crusade for Children, Inc, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.