Dear Supporters,

I am extremely thankful for your willingness to support the mission of Boxes of Basics. The COVID-19 pandemic has been rapidly evolving, in response we have made the following changes to our upcoming programs:

 - Little Trendsetters Boxes of Basics Fashion Show Postponed. The new date is November 15, 2020 at Piedmont Country Club. 

- Prince William Business Connections Family BINGO Night has been cancelled. 

- All volunteer shifts have been cancelled until further notice. 

- We are only accepting donations through our Amazon Wish List or online until further notice.

If you are looking for a great way to spend your extra time at home please consider our Boxes of Basics: At Home Project. Check out our online toolkit here : Let's work together now so we can help our neighbors when they need it most. 

Here are important local resources for Prince William County:

This is an unprecedented situation and we are doing our best to appropriately respond. The health and wellness of our participants, supporters, volunteers and your families are our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Sarah Tyndall, Executive Director
Boxes of Basics


About Us


Our Mission

How It Works

How It Works

At Boxes of Basics we believe that every child deserves to have their basic clothing needs met. 

Our mission is to provide children in need with a seasonal box of quality new and gently used clothing in their size. 

Our amazing volunteers hand select and pack every Box of Basics and tailor it for each individual child. When a child receives their Box of Basics we want them to feel like they are opening a gift!


How It Works

How It Works

How It Works


Boxes of Basics collects quality new and gently used clothing donations from the community. 


Our amazing volunteers help sort and pack the Boxes of Basics for children in need.


We work with other local charity, government and religious organizations to identify and serve those in need.


Get Involved

How It Works

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing?  Here are a few ways you can get involved now!

  1. Like us on Facebook 
  2. Make a monetary donation.
  3. Volunteer to sort clothing and pack a Box of Basics. 
  4. Purchase an item or two from our Amazon Wish List!
  5. Organize a clothing drive. 

What's In the Box?

Partner Organizations

What's In the Box?



Each Box of Basics contains a season's wardrobe of quality clothing based on the child's age, size and gender.

Boxes are packed with a variety of outfits, pants, shirts, dresses, jackets, shoes, socks pajamas and one “Sunday Best” outfit.

*Underwear and socks are the only items we require to be purchased new. 

Clothing Donations

Partner Organizations

What's In the Box?


We collect new and gently used quality clothing for children through various clothing drives in the community. 

We accept clothing from newborn through size 16 youth.

Boxes of Basics is an IRS 501 (c)3        nonprofit charitable organization and will provide you with a receipt for your donation.

Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations


Boxes of Basics works with a variety of local organizations in and around Prince William County, Virginia. Our partner organizations identify and refer children in need to Boxes of Basics. Please contact us if your organization would like to become a Boxes of Basics partner.

Boxes of Basics: How It Works

Check out this great video about Boxes of Basics!