What is the Clothes Closet?
The Clothes Closet is a service project conducted by the Round Rock Council of PTAs which provides gently used clothing as well as new socks and underwear to RRISD students.
Who qualifies for the services of the Clothes Closet?
Vouchers, good for one (1) school year, (August through May), are issued by school nurses to families in need. A family’s need may be an ongoing one or a temporary one. Families with children in multiple schools will require signed forms from the school nurse at each school their child attends. A nurse may not sign a form for a child attending another RRISD school.
Where is the Clothes Closet located and what are the hours of operation?
The Clothes Closet has 2 locations. The original and larger building is located in a portable on the south side of Voigt Elementary, 1201 Cushing Drive, Round Rock (the portable faces School Days Lane). Hours of operation are: Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:30a-11:30a during the school year, excluding school holidays. Phone: 244-4359. The second location opening Fall 2010 is located in the front half of the portable located to the right of the entrance of Anderson Mill Elementary, 10610 Salt Mill Hollow, Austin. This location will be opened on Tuesday mornings only form 9:30a – 11:30a, during the school year excluding school holidays.
When is Cactus Ranch PTA scheduled to help out at the Clothes Closet?
We are scheduled to help out at the Clothes Closet one day per month - the 2nd Thursday of each month.
How does the Clothes Closet obtain donations of clothing and new socks and underwear for its clients?
Clothes are donated by District families through their local schools. Donations can be left with the school nurse. The local PTAs contribute monetary donations each year to the RRISD Council of PTAs for support of the Clothes Closet. These funds are used to purchase new underwear and socks. Individual monetary donations are also accepted. (Receipts are available.)
What do the Clothes Closet clients receive?
Student clients receive 5 tops, 5 bottoms (pants, skirt, shorts or dress), 1 sweatshirt, 5 new pairs of underwear and 5 new pairs of socks per semester.
They may select one coat and one jacket per school year.
Who staffs the Clothes Closet?
Each Clothes Closet shift is staffed by a Council PTA rep, who serves as the shift leader and by volunteers from each local elementary, middle and high school PTA. The volunteer can be the school’s Clothes Closet rep or any PTA volunteer or committee member designated by the Clothes Closet rep or PTA.
The operation of the Clothes Closet depends solely on the PTA volunteers. During the 2 hr. shift, the volunteers unpack and hang donated clothing as well as assist the shift leader behind the counter if necessary, with the distribution of socks and underwear.
Please contact Kelly McGlumphy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. We would love the help!!!
CLOTHING DONATION GUIDELINES
TOPS, BOTTOMS (jeans are always in demand), JACKETS & COATS
- Appropriate for students in Grades Pre-K thru 12 only
- Conforms to RRISD dress code
- Free of stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.
Our student clients want to dress like their peers.
Please take this into consideration when selecting clothes to donate.
- Laundered and ready to hang.
(Hangers are provided.)
NEW SOCKS & UNDERWEAR
(No-show socks, boxers & boxer briefs are popular with students.)
So that we may make the most of our volunteers’ time and because of limited space, we ask that you do not bring the following items to the Clothes Closet. Please donate them to another venue of your choosing.
Adult clothing and career wear
Stained, worn out clothing
Infant & toddler clothing
Shoes, belts and accessories
Backpacks and lunch boxes
Previously worn socks and underwear
Local school spirit wear, logo shirts from places of employment, local sports leagues, church camps, etc.
Texas Longhorn, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, etc. apparel is okay.