Note in the Pocket provides donated and purchased clothing to impoverished and homeless children and their families in Wake County.  

"Our goal is to provide these children with a full wardrobe of matching, stylish, school-appropriate clothing so they have the confidence needed to succeed in the academic environment."

Please note, we are accepting donations in-person at our new location, 4730 Hargrove Road, Raleigh NC, and at our off-site donation locations listed below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 919-714-9403. Thank you for your support!

Would your office, church, or team like to host a Pocket Tree 

this holiday season?

A Pocket Tree is similar in concept to an Angel Tree, except that you are buying for a typical child who might be referred to us rather than a specific child. 

Each pocket-shaped ornament has a label on the back with either a specific clothing/shoe item or a QR code that links to our donation page. 

Sign up using link below. Click on "Programs" along lift side of screen and then select "Clothing Drive/Pocket Tree Hosts".

After signing up to host, you will be contacted with details about picking up or printing the pockets.

How Can You Help?

Donate Clothing

Your donation of unworn or gently used school-appropriate clothing goes a long way! New and gently used shoes and clothing of all sizes are accepted for donation, but the items most useful to our students are clothing items in size 5T through adult, for our adult size students.  To make the greatest impact, visit our Wish List page for our most needed items or contact us and ask to serve as a “Fairy Godmother or Godfather” to receive a text message when we have an urgent clothing need that you may be able to assist with. 

Host a Clothing Drive

Support our mission by hosting a fundraiser or an item specific clothing drive for us. Visit our online Signup Genius link below to see which items are most needed at this time.

Don’t have any school clothes to share? Your financial donation will enable us to purchase new items in our most needed sizes. Thank you for your help! 

Please note:  While we are happy to issue receipts for tax purposes, we cannot assign a monetary value to your clothing donations. The IRS advises that it is up to the donor to estimate the fair market value of a donation. Donated shoes and clothing will be processed and evaluated for suitability to our use and will be used at our discretion to best further our mission to clothe children with dignity and love.

If you drop off donations to another location (or afterhours) and need a receipt, please contact us at and we can provide one.

Drop-off Locations

A list of alternate drop-off locations is provided below. We are always looking for opportunities to add new drop-off locations to our list! Due to space constraints, business locations are for family donations only. Clothing Drive group collections or high-volume donations must be brought to our Volunteer Center at 4730 Hargrove Road, Raleigh NC. Please contact us at to schedule a drop-off from your clothing drive.

  • Cary
  • Holly Springs
  • Raleigh
  • Wake Forest
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

(Closed for Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30pm)

  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Parkside Town Commons

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: closed

Gard Wellness Center

455 Swiftside Drive #103

Cary, NC 27518

Store Number: 919-322-4383

Drop-off Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and

3:00 – 6:30 pm

Holly Springs

Rockstar Cheer

2161 E. Williams Street, #115

Apex, NC 27539

Store Number: 919-356-7300

Drop-off Hours:

  • Donation box is located outside and open 24/7

Hargrove Volunteer Center

In-person donations:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00pm
  • Available 24 hours in collection container in front of our entrance.
  • Receipts available on site during business hours.

North Raleigh Presbyterian Church

  • Available 24 hours in collection container in front parking lot.
Wake Forest

Home of Weside Gifts

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Donate Supplies

In addition to clothing there are a number of supplies that are needed for storage and organization in our facility. Please visit our Wish List for our most needed items or contact us. You can also support our mission by providing supplies for one of our special events such as our Socks and Undie 5K Rundie. Please visit our Socks & Undie 5K Rundie page to learn more. Thank you for your support!