Clothes Closet

2022-2023 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 (8/13, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 4/14)

8758 Tesoro Drive

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

Sign up to Volunteer

Whether you volunteer through your student's school or individually, please feel free to sign up! Consult the volunteer information, then click on this signupgenius link to pick a shift. We encourage you to sign up under ANY shift, regardless of school assignment. Clothes Closet Reps you can find your school's volunteering day and more information below under Clothes Closet Rep Duties & Volunteer Information.

Current Most Needed Items

We do not currently need any youth-sized socks

  • Girls and boys blue jeans, joggers, and pants sizes 6/7, 8, 10/12, 14/16, 18/20

  • Adult outerwear (hoodies) sizes S-XXL

  • Men's boxer briefs sizes S, L, XL

  • Ladies underwear sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

  • Boys boxer brief underwear sizes 4T, 8, 10/12, 14/16, 18/20

  • Girls underwear size 10/12

  • Uniform pieces - white or navy polo shirts and khaki or navy pants

  • 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
Clothes Closet Information - Spanish.pdf

Donation Drop Off Info

Please feel free to place your donations in our secure donation bin in front of the store at 8758 Tesoro Drive.

We accept the following:

  • New, or gently used, dress code appropriate clothing

  • New socks and underwear

  • Items purchased from the most needed Items list at the top of the page

  • Items purchased from our Amazon Wish List

  • Monetary donations at https://necpta-clothes-closet.cheddarup.com

  • Find a great deal online? You can let your fingers do 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.

Clothes Closet Rep Duties & Volunteer Information

How YOU Can Help Us

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

  • 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 served approximately 800 students during 2021-2022 school. We served 400 students during August-October, 2022. As the need increases, so does our opportunity to invest our time and resources.

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

When 1 student is referred, Clothes Closet prepares to supply that student with (per school year):

  • 10 new pairs of new underwear

  • 10 new pairs of new socks

  • 10 new or gently used bottoms

  • 10 new or gently used tops

  • 3 new or gently used pieces of outerwear

*11/13/2022

Clothes Closet Shout Outs

We depend on donations and volunteers from our community to be able to provide for our NEISD students. We appreciate your support of the Clothes Closet!

Schools and community organizations that made donations during 2022-23 school year:

  • 8/7 - Rhea Lana Consignment donation of over 200 clothing items

  • Anonymous donations from our Amazon wish list and most needed items list

  • 9/3 - Sarah Chandler, Touchstone Crystal - $175 donation through CheddarUp

  • 9/25 - Roseheart subdivision in the Johnson cluster collected 700+ new pairs of socks and underwear during their Back to School Pot Luck

  • Ongoing - anonymous donor monitors our Most Needed Items list and purchases sale items.

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!