The New Store

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Auxiliary has been incorporated as 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1998. We began to operate The New Store in 2007, taking over after another organization successfully ran ‘The Store’ on Diamond St. in Mansfield for 36 years.

Generous donors provide us financial support to purchase new, current clothing at rock bottom prices. We have great relationships with area schools, as they identify and refer the students we help. We also depend on many volunteers to assist in sorting and hanging new clothing, as well as helping at our dressing days. Many of our volunteers are responsible high school students from National Honor Society and Key Club, along with local service organizations and employers of businesses in the area.

No, we do not accept used clothing at this time. In addition, our goal is to provide each child with new and current clothing.

Parents/guardians must ensure the Student Referral has been sent to The New Store first. Parents/guardians MUST call The New Store at (419) 565-7505 to schedule an appointment date and time for your children. Leave a message if necessary and your call will be returned.

No, the Richland County Children’s Auxiliary is a local organization serving children since 1998. Our mission statement is: Community members working together to better the lives of children in Richland County.

The Richland County Children’s Auxiliary headquarters and The New Store are located inside the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center building, also known as the Mid-Ohio Conference Center, at 890 West Fourth St., Mansfield, OH 44906. We have a separate mailing address: P.O. Box 2525, Mansfield, OH 44906.

All students we serve are from Richland County schools. We currently assist Mansfield City, Madison, Lucas, Crestview, Lexington, Ontario, Plymouth-Shiloh, Clearfork, and many charter and private schools. All funds serve Richland County children.

All students qualify to attend The New Store based on financial need. A child must be enrolled in the free lunch program at their school, which places their family income at 185% or less of the federal poverty guidelines. A student can attend The New Store twice during the course of a school year. If they attend in the fall at the start of the school year, they must wait until spring to return.
Each child receives 3 pair of pants, 4 shirts, a hooded jacket, new tennis shoes, a package of socks, a package of underwear, a bag of personal hygiene items, and any ‘extra’ things that we have available, such as a belt, pajamas, hairband, tights, undershirts, etc.

No, we are not a United Way agency; we are independent.

Click the donate button at the top of the page or checks can be mailed to: The New Store, P.O. Box 2525, Mansfield, OH 44906

Please go to the Volunteer Page and If you would like to learn more about us – we would be happy to offer a presentation for your organization’s meeting or visit with us for a tour! Please contact Kelly Andress at (419) 565-7505.

The original organization served as an Auxiliary to Richland County Children Services for 10 years, providing Christmas gifts, school supplies, lessons, camperships, and many extras requested by caseworkers to support children under the care and supervision of the agency. For more information, visit our Programs Page for program breakdowns or our About Us Page for some rich history.

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