We’re rallying companies, families & communities to help us collect 50,000 pieces of clothing and basic necessities to stock 80 schools with back-to-school essentials.
Absenteeism triggers a cascade of negative consequences: including academic UNDER PERFORMANCE, student drop outs, and social isolation.
Poverty and homelessness are fueling an epidemic of chronic absenteeism. A lack of clothing and basic necessities are key reasons for missing school.
Here’s why we do what we do:
The needs of local children are constant and growing.
Starting with our first closet at Lowell High School 9 years ago, we have expanded to 80 schools, clothing 50,000 children from 2 Distribution Centers. The need for clothing and toiletries is more critical than ever.
How can you help?
Sponsor confidence packs for thousands of kids in need or have an engagement event at your company.
Host a clothing, toiletry or sneaker drive with your family, community or
Spread the WORD.
Share with your friends and family what we’re doing. Start a Facebook fundraiser benefiting Catie’s Closet.