Programs that pay for or provide clothing which has been customized for nursing facility residents, wheelchair users, surgical patients and people with special clothing needs due to stroke, paralysis, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease or other disabilities that make it difficult for them to dress or find attractive clothing that fits properly.
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing and layettes for infants and young children.
Programs that pay for or provide cloth or disposable diapers.
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand gowns, tuxedos or other party apparel and, in some cases, appropriate accessories, for people who need them for a special occasion.
Programs that provide clothing for people who need it. Available items depend on what has been donated and is on hand at any given time. The collection may include but does not specialize in children's clothes, work clothes, maternity clothes and shoes.
Programs that pay for or provide clothing that women can wear during pregnancy.
Programs that pay for or provide nursing bras, tops, dresses, sleepwear and other clothing items that are designed specifically for mothers who are breastfeeding.
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand shoes. Included are odd shoe exchanges.
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand coats, gloves, hats, scarves and other winter clothing.
Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand uniforms or other working clothes. Also included are programs such as "Dress for Success" that provide interview suits and other professional attire for low income individuals (frequently women) who need this type of wardrobe to secure and/or retain gainful employment.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.