Volunteer Orientation information:

As a safety measure, we verify who is working with us as we work with the children. We are confident that our volunteers will agree with us that the children are the most important part of this project and their safety is paramount.

All volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and answer simple questions about the volunteer's personal information and criminal history. The orientation will also include a mini-shopper training, how the shopping process works and what is/is not allowed to purchase etc.

It is necessary to attend one of these trainings.

Volunteer training dates and times TBA
  Refreshments will be served and t-shirts will be handed out.
Thank you to those of you that have served in the past, continue to do so,
and to those who have recently joined our team!

The Great Shopping Day ~ 2nd Saturday in August

The second Saturday in August, qualifying Tehama County children are taken on a shopping trip to purchase new clothing, shoes, and backpacks. Each of these children receive $100.00 worth of clothing in preparation for the school year.
They are partnered with a  volunteer shopper who helps them with selections. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who make this a memorable experience for the children and thank you to the staff at the Red Bluff Walmart store for making our shopping experience exceptional!

Children participate in this event BY SELECTION ONLY!
Since 2004, thousands of local children have gone back to school
looking and feeling good about themselves!

Thank you Red Bluff!

Cuts for Kids ~ 2nd Sunday in August
at the Red Bluff Community Center 2-6pm

The day after the shopping day, we provide a day of free haircuts for any school-age child in the community. Licensed hair stylists donate their time and talent to provide children with sharp haircuts to begin the first weeks of school looking their best. The event also includes: children's games, face painting, informational booths, free food and live music, this is a wonderful day of outreach to the families in our community.

Coats for Kids ~ Every Fall

New children's coats are collected at local businesses and distributed through the Department of Education to local schools (K-12). Children that come to school with inadequate cold weather gear are given a warm coat for the winter.
To donate a new children's coat:
Contact Crown Cleaners at 530-727-9560 for more information.
All cash donations are tax deductible.

Applications always accepted in June.

Dates, times, and locations will be announced by May 1st, here and on our Facebook page.

Families may participate in the shopping day every other year.

Necessary documents: NEW!!!
Required forms of identification include: birth certificates or custody/guardian papers
on all children.
Proof of ALL family income.
All income must be reported and verified by the following:
Previous year's tax return
Child support papers
Passport to County Services
Disability award letter
1 most recent pay stub

See eligibility requirements here.