Back to School Clothing Drive Launches Online Retail Store

Back to School Clothing Drive Launches Online Retail Store



Proceeds Benefit the “New Clothes=New Beginnings” Distribution Event

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Sept. 16, 2021): The Back to School Clothing Drive (BTSCD) has launched Momentum School Uniforms, an online retail store for parents to be able to buy high quality school uniforms and clothing basics at low cost.  For the past 20 years, BTSCD has funded its New Clothes=New Beginnings distribution events in part by selling the same clothing items to hundreds of partner schools to stock their clothing closets for children who need items but can’t afford to buy them.

            At the annual New Clothes=New Beginnings distribution events held over five days each July, nearly 5,000 students from 140 schools participate in a “shopping spree” guided by more than 2,500 volunteers for new clothes, shoes and backpacks filled with school supplies “so that the kids feel good about themselves and ready to learn,” said BTSCD Executive Director Karl Gentles. “Now, we’re making those same clothing items available at low cost to any parent or guardian with the proceeds supporting our annual distribution event.”

            In addition to uniforms, which can be purchased all year through the website, Momentum School Uniforms offers “styles and clothing kids like and want to wear like leggings, joggers, cap-sleeve shirts, sweaters and hoodies as well as more than a dozen different colors of golf shirts for boys and girls who may not attend schools with uniform policies,” Gentles said. Clothing also is available in hard-to-find sizes like husky and slim.

            First-time buyers can use the code FIRST15 for 15% off their initial purchase.

Back to School Clothing Drive was able to bring Momentum School Uniforms to market because of the support of BHHS Legacy Foundation, the Phoenix Suns Charities, and Charles Schwab. Companies interested in sponsoring this project can call BTSCD Executive Director Gentles at 602-920-1808.   

            Back to School Clothing Drive events and programs impact more than 25,000 children at Title 1 elementary schools each year.

For more information about Momentum School Uniforms, visit  For more information about Back to School Clothing Drive, visit, email Executive Director Karl Gentles at karl@btscd.comor call (602) 920-1808.



About Back to School Clothing Drive

Founded in 1967, Back to School Clothing Drive provides new clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies to low-income students at Title I elementary schools throughout Maricopa County. More than 25,000 children are impacted by our programs each year. Back to School Clothing Drive operates with three employees, a 16-member volunteer board of directors, and more than 2,500 dedicated volunteers. For more information visit



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