Thread Local Charities

 Making the world better, starting right here. 

Your clothing donations to TLC have conserved over 

2,640, 000 gallons of water in 2023!

Who Are We?

As a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Thread Local Charities provides the people of Williamsburg, VA and surrounding areas with an alternative to the larger clothing donation organizations. TLC promises to honor your good will and keep usable clothes local. All donated clothes are quickly sorted and distributed to our local community partners and local community members in need in an effort to reduce the amount of clothing that gets thrown away. 

Mission: To reduce fashion's toll on the environment by increasing the percentage of donated clothing that stays in circulation here in our community and out of the trash, which conserves water, offsets the carbon footprint of clothing, and reduces the use of fossil fuels. 

Vision: To become the nonprofit clothing donation location of choice in the Williamsburg James City County area in order to support our mission and the mission of every community partner we serve. 

Our Why

At some point, everyone needs help. We aim to get clean, quality clothing into peoples' hands quickly and easily. Emergencies happen; homes can burn, people lose jobs and exhaust savings, kids outgrow clothing and get bullied.  And if someone is experiencing a hardship, the last thing they need is a run-around. 

If someone you know needs help clothing themselves or their family, please contact us.  

Community Outreach

Thread Local Charities provides clothing to those who need it and we are consistently forming new alliances with fellow community organizations and stakeholders to extend our reach. Our ear is to the ground, so we can maximize our contribution to our community and the wonderful people who live here.  

Have you ever wondered where your donated clothes go?

When our founder found out just how little of her donated clothing actually went to someone in need, she saw it as a call to action and founded Thread Local Charities. The desire was to reduce fashion's toll on the environment by increasing the percentage of donated clothing that stays here in our community and out of the trash. When you donate your clothing to Thread Local Charities, you not only get a tax-deductible receipt but also the peace of mind knowing that you have made a direct and positive impact right here where we live.