Clothes Closet

2021-2022 Chair: Rhonda Matson clothescloset@necouncilpta.com

By Appointment Only

Open Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm (regular school schedule)
Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm (early release schedule)

Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm (8/28, 9/11, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 4/9)

8758 Tesoro Drive

(across the parking lot from the NEISD Community Learning Center)

Current Most Needed Items

  • Socktober was a success! We do not currently need socks

  • Spring has sprung! Please hold onto those clean coats and hoodies for us until the Fall.

  • Boys and girls underwear size 4T

  • Boys boxer briefs size 14-16

  • Girls bikini underwear size 14-16

  • Womens bikini underwear size XS

  • Men's blue jeans - waist sizes 32 through 38

  • Boys and girls tops and bottoms sizes 3T-12. Specific request for dresses/skirts and leggings for girls

  • Girls size 14/16, 18/20 and ladies S, M, L, XL leggings

  • White polo uniform tops, especially youth sizes 4T-8

  • Khaki uniform pants, all sizes

  • Men’s boxer briefs sizes L and XL

  • Check out the Clothes Closet Amazon Wishlist for convenient donations

  • Find a great deal online? Ship directly to NEISD PTA Clothes Closet c/o North East ISD, 8961 Tesoro Drive, Suite #602, San Antonio, Texas 78217


Purpose

To help students (Pre K-12) in our district, whose families or guardians may be economically challenged, by providing new and/or gently used clothing for school that meets the NEISD Dress Code.

How it Works

Families will be confidentially referred by a school representative (Nurse, Counselor or Family Specialist). The representative will provide a voucher for each qualifying student in the family. The family will be able to "shop" (no cost) at the Clothes Closet for the following items: 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 5 new socks & 5 new underwear (per semester), and 3 coats or jackets (per school year).

Website Copy of Trifold CC Flyer (with QR code).pdf

Donation Drop Off Info

There are several ways you can help the Clothes Closet with donations:

  • Bring us new or gently used, dress code appropriate clothing

  • Bring us new socks and underwear

  • Purchase the current most needed Items from the list at the top of the page

  • Purchase from our Amazon Wish List

  • Make a monetary donation at https://necpta-clothes-closet.cheddarup.com

  • Find a great deal online? You can let your fingers to the shopping and ship directly to the Clothes Closet at: NEISD PTA Clothes Closet c/o North East ISD, 8961 Tesoro Drive, Suite #602, San Antonio, Texas 78217

Guidelines regarding what clothing donations are and are not accepted are available in English & Spanish. Feel free to print and post at your school. Large donations should be made during operating hours.

The NEISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet now has a donation bin! Drop off your donations 24/7 at 8758 Tesoro Drive. Click here for donation guidelines.



Clothes Closet Rep Duties & Volunteer Information

  • Recruit volunteers and have them sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48afab2da3fe3-neisd

  • Distribute the Clothes Closet Volunteer Information to your PTA volunteers prior to their day at the Clothes Closet so they can be familiar with their duties.

  • Hold clothing drives. Please contact the Chair before collection to get a current list of most needed items.

  • Attend Clothes Closet training.

  • Donate laundered Lost & Found clothing to the Closet each semester.

How YOU Can Help Us

  • Hold clothing drives through your club, your scouting troop, in your neighborhood, etc. Make sure to follow the donation guidelines, and contact the Chair to get a current list of most needed items.

  • Whether you volunteer through your student's school or individually, please feel free to sign up! Consult the volunteer information, then click on the signupgenius link to pick a shift. We encourage you to sign up under ANY shift, regardless of school assignment.

  • Share the NEISD Clothes Closet Amazon Wish List for contact-free donations.

  • We accept monetary donations to purchase new socks and underwear or other needed clothing categories.

In order to make this a success, we need your help, your clothes, and your time!!

Clothes Closet Impact

We have served 483 students during 2021-2022 school year to date! Check back- we provide frequently and will be updating.

What does the Clothes Closet need to be prepared to provide?

When 1 student is served, that means Clothes Closet should be prepared to supply that student with (per school year):

  • 10 new underwear

  • 10 new pairs of socks

  • 10 gently used bottoms

  • 10 gently used tops

  • 3 gently used outerwear

*1/19/2022

Clothes Closet Shout Outs

We depend on donations and volunteers from the schools to be able to provide for our NEISD Community. Below is a shout out to the schools that have supported the NEISD family, we sure do appreciate you!

Schools and community organizations that have made donations during 2021-2022:

  • 150+ coats and hoodies from Hardy Oak Elementary

  • 3000+ sock donation from Northern Hills

  • 200+ coats and hoodies from Las Lomas Elementary

  • 200+ new graphic T-shirt donations from SA Threads

  • 50+ new, high-end, ladies sweaters from Madison High School

  • 100+ new hoodies from SA Threads

  • Anonymous donors purchased the bulk of our Amazon wish list!

Schools and community organizations that have sent volunteers during 2021-2022

  • 1/5/22 - Dellview and MacArthur volunteers worked hard to organize donations and to fill orders for students and curbside pickups

  • 1/12/22 - Harris volunteers stepped up to spiff up the store in anticipation of NEISD Public Relations visit

  • 1/19/22 - Hidden Forest volunteers processed a large volume of donations. Thank you for your hard work, ladies!

  • 1/22/22 - Reagan HS DECA volunteers spent Saturday, January 22nd sorting and organizing donations in the store. Impressive group of hard-working students!

Five years!

NEISD recognized the five years that the Clothes Closet has been running with this article. Read about our mission or watch the video!