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, 3/19, 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

  • Men's Blue jeans - waist sizes 30 through 38

  • Coats/jackets/hoodies - adult XL through 3XL

  • Boys boxer briefs sizes 10-12 (L), 14-16 (XL) and 18-20 (XXL)

  • Girls fall/winter clothing sizes 3T-5T

  • Girls coats sizes 4T-14/16

  • Men’s boxer briefs sizes L and XL

  • Adult sized white polo shirts (uniform)

  • Check out the Clothes Closet Amazon Wishlist for convenient donations


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.

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).

Donation Drop Off Info

Guidelines regarding what is and is 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

  • 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 Flyer

2021-22 Website info

Clothes Closet Impact

We have served 305* 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

When 550 students are served, that means that Clothes Closet should be prepared to supply those students with (per school year):

  • 5,500 new underwear

  • 5,500 new pairs of socks

  • 5,500 gently used bottoms

  • 5,500 gently used tops

  • 1,650 gently used outerwear

*11/18/2021

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 new underwear from Hardy Oak Elementary

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