Santa Monica Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs (Part 9 in a Series)
September 2, 2020 11:15 AM
by Eric Bailey
We recently interviewed a variety of Black-owned Business Owners in Santa Monica to hear their unique story and perspectives. Read on to hear about these non-profit leaders and small business owners throughout our City. This is Part 9 in a series. If you are a Santa Monica business, and you’d like to add your story, email email@example.com.
Shenita and Todd Moore, long-term Santa Monicans own and operate Children’s Clothing Giveaway, Inc., a non-profit based in Santa Monica since 2016. The entrepreneurs see their work as a bridge to those who are able to donate and those who may be in need to receive. Read on to hear their story>>
Children's Clothing Giveaway, Inc. (Part 9 in a Series)
Non-Profit Business Name: Children’s Clothing Giveaway, Inc.
Non-Profit Business Owners: Shenita and Todd Moore
Brief History: Children's Clothing Giveaway, Inc. (CCG) is a non-profit that collects new and gently used children's clothing, toys, books, etc. to redistribute to those in need. We are the link between those who want to give and those who need to receive it.
CCG started as a clothing swap, amongst a group of mothers with small children. As one of the brainchildren and members of the group, I became responsible for the leftover items.
I would donate them to various local charities but was displeased with the fact that they would either sell the items or ship them to other countries.
In 2013, along with my husband Todd, I took matters into my own hands and created a 100% donation-based, volunteer-run bi-annual event, in which the clothing and other items would be given directly to the families in the Leimert Park/Crenshaw Area that needed them, free of charge. With the generous donations of the community and consistent referrals from local schools, social workers, and other non-profit organizations, we have thrived and were officially established as a 501(c)3 in November 2016.
Why did you decide to open a non-profit here in Santa Monica?
My family and I have lived in Santa Monica for many years and love the area. We felt there was no better place to open our business than here.
What types of products/services do you offer?
CCG offers much needed, unbiased assistance to low-income, displaced, and foster families in the Los Angeles area.
How can the Santa Monica community support you and other Black owned businesses and non-profits?
The Santa Monica community can support our non-profit by making a donation in support of our ongoing projects, purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List, or donating tangible items. Spreading the word about our mission to their friends, families and co-workers helps as well.
What information do you want the Santa Monica community to know?
"CCG appreciates all of the support we’ve received from our existing donors in the Santa Monica community over the years. We could not do what we do without their support!"
Moore goes on to share that according to Money.com, the cost of raising a child born in 2015 through the age of 17, has hit $233,610.
“A little goes a long way, do what you can today to support the life of a child that’s less fortunate!,” said Moore.
Children’s Clothing Giveaway, Inc.
P.O. Box 1202
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Amazon Wishlist: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/36HP9K1OHOYXJ
Hours of operation: By Appointment Only