We make every penny count! One Small Step works diligently to minimize operating costs so more of our resources can provide the clothing that is needed. Still, there are basic operating costs to keeping Clothes Cabin open. In addition to rent, utilities, and insurance, Clothes Cabin needs funds to purchase supplies and clothing in shortage areas such as underwear, children’s athletic shoes, and work boots.
Your donation is eligible for a tax credit and in Arizona, One Small Step is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for purposes of the Arizona tax credit. Even a small contribution will help clothe a family in need. Your support in this area is greatly appreciated by Clothes Cabin’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.
Tax Credits for Arizona State Income Tax
One Small Step, Inc. (dba, Clothes Cabin) is a Qualifying Charitable Organization with The Arizona Department of Revenue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Arizona allows you to take a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state taxes when you donate up to $400 for single filers, or $800 for married couples filing jointly to a qualified organization. The tax credit was previously known as the Working Poor Tax Credit. If you file federal income tax returns, you are also allowed to deduct all your charitable donations to the One Small Step, Inc.
Which organizations can I give to and get the tax credit?
One Small Step, Inc. is an Arizona State qualified charitable organization. That means all the donations you make to us can be used to receive the tax credit, up to the $400/$800 limit. Our Qualifying Charitable Organization number is 20396.
What if I already take the school tax credits?
This tax credit is allowed in addition to the education credit and the Foster Care Credit, so you don’t have to choose, you can contribute to all three.
How do I get the tax credit when I file my taxes?
We will send you the necessary form (AZ Form 321) in January or you can visit the Arizona Dept. of Revenue for more information.
Do I need to itemize my taxes to claim the tax credit?
No. You can fill out the short form and still claim the credit.
When do I need to make my gift to qualify for this year’s taxes?
Credit eligible contributions must be made to a Qualifying Charitable Organization by April 15th to be claimed on the previous years’ tax return.*
If you have any questions please consult your tax accountant or tax advisor for details.
How can I make my donation?
You can donate online, or by mail at:
One Small Step, Inc.
1100 N Alma School Road, Suite 10
Chandler, AZ 85224
What items are most needed at Clothes Cabin?
- children’s clothing in sizes 6 to 14
- new underwear and socks for men, women, and children
- athletic shoes
- maternity clothes
- adult t-shirts
- personal hygiene items, regular or trial sized
- office supplies and postage stamps for the organization
- Please read How to Donate to a Clothing Bank for more information.
Where and when do you take in donations?
All donations can be dropped off at the rear of the building, 1100 N. Alma School Rd., Suite 10, Chandler, AZ 85224, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
I’m having a yard sale. Can I bring the leftovers?
Yes! Please remove the price tags and hangers, and check your items for any flaws (stains, tears, missing buttons, out of season) that would make them unusable. Please remember to bring in smaller, easy to handle bags vs. large heavy boxes or bags. Please read How to Donate to a Clothing Bank.
Do you pick up donations?
No. At this time we do not have the resources to pick up donations.
Can I get a tax receipt?
Yes. One Small Step is qualified by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable organization.
Does your organization qualify for the Charitable Organization Tax Credit?
Yes! One Small Step, Inc. is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for purposes of the Arizona tax credit. Cash donations up to $400 per individual and $800 per couple may qualify for the tax credit. See Donate for more information.
How are you funded?
Clothes Cabin is operated by One Small Step, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and is funded primarily through individual donations. It also receives support from foundation grants, corporate contributions, government grants, and community organizations.
Are you affiliated with a church?
No. There are many faiths represented in our volunteers and our clients. We help anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation or any other factor.
Can I volunteer there?
If you are over 16 years old and can commit to several hours a week, please contact our Operations Manager. There are many different tasks involved in running Clothes Cabin. Most people find their niche in a specific area of service: backroom processing, client service, cleaning, shopping, or Boutique sales. See Volunteer for more information.
Can anyone shop at Friends Resale Boutique?
Yes! Friends Resale Boutique is open to the public. We encourage shoppers of all kinds to come see what unique finds we have in-store. Shopping in the boutique is a fun and great way to support the mission of Clothes Cabin.
What donations will you accept for Friends Resale Boutique?
- jewelry and other accessories
- decorative home goods
- unused cosmetics and toiletries
- purses and accessories
- small appliances
- baby items
- small electronics in working order