Gregory-Portland ISD launches “Clothing Closet” for children

Posted at 10:35 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 23:35:45-05

Gregory-Portland ISD’s counselors and social worker came up with an idea.

“Starting a clothes closet for our students,” said Communications Officer Crystal Matern.

It’s for students who might be short on everyday necessities.

“Jeans, shorts, t shirts, sweaters, polos, and jackets,” said Matern.

It’s not just clothing but backpacks, lunch boxes, and everyday toiletries that are also being donated.

Matern says the Clothing Closet will work solely on donations, so the district needs everyone’s help.

“By going through the closets in their homes and finding clothing that their children maybe don’t wear anymore or don’t use that often,” said Matern.

There are a few items however that they are NOT accepting, like used underwear or socks, open food and toiletries and torn or faded clothes.

“Stuff in good condition and preferably within GPISD dress code, because the idea is that our students who are in need of a few items can wear those clothes to school,” said Matern.

And anything in the closet is available to any family who simply calls and asks.

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