Having appropriate clothing boosts students’ self esteem and alleviates the visible burden of poverty. As a result, students want to attend school because they can do so without feeling different.
Students are able to focus on their education, instead of worrying about fitting in.
Attending school is critical to helping students further their education and succeed in life. By providing appropriate clothing to remove social stigma, Catie’s Closet helps kids stay in school, become contributing members of society, and decreases their reliance on public assistance.
Lack of access to basic necessities is one of the top reasons for absenteeism. Frequent absences cause students to miss significant instruction and learning opportunities at school. With their need for clothing met, students attend school and participate in their education.