Clothing Children with Dignity

Threads is a volunteer ministry driven by a desire to provide children in need with clean, well-fitting clothes and footwear. Located in Tate Hall on the All Saints’ campus, Threads serves families referred to us by social service agencies around Atlanta. 

With the help of volunteers from All Saints’, we clothe children with dignity by providing an experience that is similar to shopping in a boutique, with a wide variety of attractive clothing options.

An All Saints' Operation

Since opening its doors in 2004, Threads has clothed over 6,000 children! This ministry is almost completely staffed by volunteers. The manager's salary and overhead are contributed by All Saints’ so that 100% of additional financial contributions and donations of new or gently used clothing goes directly to children who need it most.

Lori Guarisco manages Threads and maintains a blog where she describes recent experiences and activities.

Read the blog

How to get involved

  • Make a donation of new or gently used clothing. 
    • Items most need are:
      • New or gently used children's clothing and new shoes for summer.
      • School uniforms: white, light blue, or navy collared shirts and khaki or navy pants and shorts. All sizes, boys and girls styles are needed.
      • New sneakers, boys sizes 5-10
    • Donation boxes are located on the first floor of the Pritchett Center and in the first floor stairwell between Ellis Hall and Egleston Hall.
  • Make a financial contribution to All Saints’ and direct it to Threads.
  • Volunteer in the shop! Our typical volunteer days are Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Questions? Please contact Lori Guarisco at .

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Community Partners

The following agencies refer clients to Threads:
  • American Pathways
  • Grateful Hearts
  • Covenant Community
  • Emory Midtown Hospital
  • Our House
  • Atlanta Children’s Shelter
  • Families First
  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Refugee Ministries at All Saints’
  • Central Presbyterian-Connector
  • Gateway Shelter
  • Crossroads at St. Luke’s
  • Genesis Shelter
  • Sheltering Arms
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Emmaus House
  • Midtown Assistance Center


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