From the beginning, One Small Step’s mission is to provide clothing relief to those who could not afford what they needed.
One Small Step (dba, Clothes Cabin) was formed in 2001 by a small circle of friends to provide socks to agencies that served the poor. More than 160,000 pairs of socks and large quantities of clothing were distributed over eight years. In 2008, after the clothing bank in Chandler closed, the women of One Small Step located space to operate a small emergency clothing bank for Chandler residents.
From the beginning, One Small Step’s mission was to provide clothing relief to those who could not afford to buy the clothes they needed. The organization holds extremely high standards of quality for the clothing and the facility from which it operates, demonstrating respect for the clients. The number of clients increased steadily, forcing another move into larger facilities in 2010.
In the spring of 2011, Clothes Cabin began offering its homeless clients free laundry service.
With client services growing incrementally each year the One Small Step Governing Board set forth on a mission to begin a capital campaign and purchase a new building of our own.The capital campaign “Hope Grows Here” was launched in 2019 and by November 2019 One Small Step took another leap into the larger, more functional building it operates in today.