Who We Are
Here at Starfish Swap, we partner with Long Island schools, churches, and community organizations to provide students of families in need with clothing and accessories for school.
We offer stylized clothing packages with new and recycled clothing, shoes, and accessories to students at no cost. The package's apparel and accessories are gathered from participating schools, churches, community members, and local merchants and recycled back to the greater communities to benefit school age children from local families. This help keeps good clothing out of the landfills, and find new homes.
In 2017, Starfish Swap expanded and ran a pilot program with the Life Skills Program at Ward Melville Summer Program. Students in the program gathered the school's lost and found clothing then washed, dried, and sorted the items to be donated and used at upcoming Back-to-School clothing events. The program was a great success and we look forward to more students joining the program when it is implemented in the 2018-19 school year curriculum.
How You Can Help
Supported by Starfish Swap
St. Ann's Thrift Shop
West Sayville, NY
Clothing donations that are not suitable for school age children are brought to St. Ann's and are used to help support their Outreach.
Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center
A selection of donations are provided to support homeless community members and families in need.
St. John of God Thrift Shop
Central Islip, NY
Clothing donations for clothing that would not fit school age students are used to support the food pantry and other outreach services for the local community.
Baby and young children's clothing donated to Starfish Swap are brought to Mercy Center in order to support young mothers and their children.
Donors & Contributors
The Starfish Swap Team has been privileged to benefit from the generosity of the following organizations. From monetary contribution to clothing and accessory donations, they have assisted us in providing our students and families with the best service possible. We are so thankful for all they do and look forward to building our partnerships to continue to reach more families in Long Island Communities each year.