Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am
by Rachel E.
Can you imagine having to leave your house with only the clothes on your back? This is what happens to some teens that are taken out of their homes and placed into foster care. Many of these teens also have to switch schools, since they are living in a new neighborhood. Changing schools can be hard enough as it is, switching schools without clothes you feel comfortable in would be that much harder. That’s where the Spokane non-profit, Teen Closet, comes in.
Teen Closet collects new and gently used clothing in their boutique and then teens in foster care can get a referral to go there and shop for free. The best part is that, unlike thrift stores, Teen Closet only takes clothes and accessories that that are suited for teenagers, have no stains or holes, and the items must be in style – no mom jeans, no ugly 80’s sweaters!
Do you have clothes in your closet that you don’t wear that might be a perfect fit for another teen? Or the next time you go shopping, do you have $20 to buy an extra shirt or belt you really like that you could donate? Do you have a friend that is in foster care or in need, such as being homeless or nearly homeless, that might want to hear about Teen Closet? Or maybe you would like to be Teen Closet’s next customer? If you answered yes to any of these, check them out at Teencloset.org or on Facebook.
Helping others is always in style.