Catie’s Closet transforms unused areas inside schools into safe, welcoming spaces where students in grades preK-12 can discreetly shop, free of charge, for clothing, toiletries, and other necessities.
By arming students with the power of choice, Catie’s Closet fuels their confidence, encourages them to stay in school, and unlocks opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.
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Through free access to essential basic necessities, Catie’s Closet lays the foundation on which students in crisis can build a successful future.
Students who utilize Catie’s Closet’s services endure numerous challenges, including poverty, homelessness, foster care and refugee transitions, mental and emotional health struggles, and isolation.
Each of these not only leads to disengagement from school, but often has a negative influence on their self-esteem and overall well-being.
With Catie’s Closet…
We can’t change students’ homes, take away their past traumas, diminish their fears or replant their family trees, but we can do what we’ve done for the past 10 years and meet their most basic and immediate physical needs to help them feel good about themselves, engage in learning, and make a positive difference in the world around them.