What We Do

We provide NEW clothes for FREE to youth who are between the ages of 12 and 21 and have been referred to us. Because of the growing number of shoppers served, we ALWAYS need donations of new clothing and gift cards which allow us to shop to meet special needs.

How We Operate

Youth in need must be referred by an informed adult, someone who is familiar with the situation. Personnel representing agencies, schools, group homes, and regional treatment centers are welcome to refer a teen to San Antonio Threads. Please download the Referral Form below and email it to We need clothing and shoe size information to ensure a successful shopping experience for each and every youth.

Download Teen Referral Form

San Antonio Threads operates by appointment only Monday-Friday, between the hours of 10am and 5pm. We offer some evening and weekend appointments.

To ensure our shoppers are treated to a VIP experience, caring volunteer “stylists” help them find their correct sizes, preferred colors and “look.” We have a small group of volunteers that provide a VIP experience for our teens.

Agencies, Facilities, and Organizations Served

  • Ayres Halfway House*
  • BCFS Global Initiative*
  • Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Boysville
  • Bridge Emergency Shelter
  • The Children’s Shelter Nurse-Family Partnership*
  • CPS (Texas Department Of Child Protective Services
  • Connections Individual And Family Services ~ New Braunfels, TX
  • CASA (Court Advocates San Antonio)*
  • The children’s Hospital
  • Educare Community Living
  • George Gervin Emergency Shelter
  • Guiding Light
  • Haven For Hope*
  • Healy Murphy Center
  • K’Star Emergency Shelter ~ Kerrville, TX
  • Laurel Ridge Treatment Center*
  • New Life Children’s Center
  • Saha
  • R-3 Student Outreach
  • Ransomed Life
  • The Pearls
  • Presbyterian Children’s Home*
  • Refuge House
  • Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
  • SA Youth*
  • The Salvation Army*
  • San Antonio State Hospital*
  • St. PJ’s (St. Peter – St. Joseph Children’s Home)
  • Seton Home*
  • The battered Women and Children Shelter
  • Dream Center

What Kind of Donations Do We Need?

Teen Girls

NEW Socks, Underwear, Bras, Camis, Skinny Jeans, T-shirts, Hoodies, Leggings, Pajama Pants, Tennis Shoes and Full-Sized Toiletries. Plus sizes of all clothing items are needed.

Teen Boys

NEW Boxers, Undershirts, Pajama Pants, Socks, Jogger-Style Pants, Denim Pants, Hoodies, T-shirts, Tennis Shoes and Full-Sized Toiletries. Extended sizes of all clothing items are needed.

In order to better serve our younger, smaller shoppers, we are expanding the sizes we carry. We are in need of sizes 12-14, and 14-16 in children’s clothing for both boys and girls. Our tweens need the same clothing items as the teens.

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