RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet : Can Türkyilmaz

RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet : Can Türkyilmaz

Give good jeans
… to the Richardson ISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet. Dozen Denim December is an effort to encourage district PTA groups to collect and donate to the closet 12 pairs of jeans, which eventually are given to RISD students from low-income families. Individuals are asked to donate what they can; the greatest need during this particular drive is size 10-12 boys and girls skinny jeans. The Clothes Closet, at 970 Security Row in Richardson, stands apart from thrift stores and other clothing donors in that it ensures students find threads in styles they feel proud to wear, rather than old out-of-fashion hand-me-downs. The outlet has four dressing rooms, each with fuzzy, bright-colored carpeting and big mirrors, and volunteers work tirelessly to sort and hang clothes on Mondays to prepare for Tuesday’s arrival of children. “We try to let the child have a shopping experience,” Gail McAda, second chairwoman for the organization told the Advocate last year. “A lot of kids are wearing hand-me-down shoes that are too small for them,” McAda added. “When they step into correctly fitting shoes, they think they are actually not the right size.” The Clothes Closet in December also needs shoes, toiletries, jackets and winter hats. Donations are accepted Mondays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. For further information email clothescloset@risdpta.org or call 469.593.0568.

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