Catie's Closet improves school attendance and removes social stigma by providing an in-school resource of clothing and basic necessities to students living below the poverty line.
Without Catie’s Closet, the winter means freezing toes, frostbitten ears and tears that turn to icicles. With Catie’s Closet, the winter means snow angels, snowball fights and a smile that cannot be wiped away.

New England winters are rough.

The days are short, the nights are long, the snow is endless and the temperatures are nearly unbearable. Last year, MA & NH endured the worst winter season on record.

Every winter, thousands of students fail to attend school due to because they are simply not warm enough to go. Items we take for granted, like coats, hats and winter boots mean all the world to children that cannot afford these items. Waiting for the school bus or walking to school is nearly impossible without proper warm clothing. 

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The Cold Hard Facts of Absenteeism

Missing school due to cold weather affects not only the absent child, but the school system and a community as a whole:

In the News

The blizzards of last year's winter shattered any previous records- and our local media outlets were there to prove it.