with a little help for
our friends

participate in one of our programs
for kids, mothers, and families


August Kids

Radford school children from families in need receive vouchers to purchase new school clothing for the beginning of school, giving them a sense of well being and confidence.

Who is eligible?

The student must be

  • a Radford resident
  • enrolled in the Radford City Schools (K-12)
  • eligible for and enrolled in the free lunch program

How can I receive a voucher for August Kids?

Vouchers for 2014 were distributed August 5, so it is not possible to participate in the program in 2014. For next year, ensure that your K-12 children are enrolled in the Radford City School lunch program. If they qualify for free lunches, you will receive a letter and application in the mail in July 2015.

How "big" is this project?

Typically, the project serves over 200 students with the help of many volunteers and generous contributors!

How can I help?

Please make checks payable to Radford Clothing Bank with "August Kids" on the purpose line. Please mail contributions to

Radford Clothing Bank
P.O. Box 994
Radford VA 24143

Stork Exchange

Because of difficulties providing adequate Stork Exchange clothing for our registered customers, beginning July 1, 2014, we are resuming a policy of restricting this clothing to registered customers. We need donations of baby & maternity clothes!

Free maternity and baby clothes available on loan to eligible (registered) mothers-to-be and families with infants up to size 2T. The Stork Exchange, located in the Radford Clothing Bank, offers the following on loan:

  • maternity clothes
  • baby clothes
  • baby equipment

Our customers are requested to return these items if they are still in good condition.

Who is eligible?

Any registered pregnant mother or parent of infants is eligible for free Stork Exchange items.

Coats for Kids

2013 Coats for Kids Distribution has finished
Radford Clothing Bank, 2000 West Street
Monday & Tuesday October 7 & 8
3:00-7:00 p.m.


  • Please bring your kids to ensure the coats fit!
  • Are you registered to get free clothes for your family? (You don't need to be registered to get Coats for Kids, but if your family gets food stamps or a family member is on Medicaid, you can get free clothes throughout the year!) Bring your food stamp or Medicaid card to register your family!

Good used coats are provided for New River Valley K-12 students who need a winter coat. They are collected throughout the year and cleaned by Cooks Clean Center during July (Thank you, Cooks Clean Center!) and distributed in the fall.

If you have outgrown coats (especially ones suitable for school-age children or teens), we'd love to have them for our kids. Please drop them at the Clothing Bank.

Who is eligible for free coats?
New River Valley School-age students (K-12) who need a winter coat.

design by hanns-peter nagel, 2008