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​Clothes Closet Frequently Asked Question

Q: What is the Beaverton Schools Clothes Closet?

A: The Beaverton Schools Clothes Closet is a volunteer service organization that provides free clothing for children in need in grades K-12 who reside in the District attendance area. It is staffed by Beaverton School District parent group volunteers. Parent groups and individuals also support the Clothes Closet with financial contributions that are used to purchase new articles of clothing such as socks, underwear and coats.

Students can find school-type clothing at the Clothes Closet such as: jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, warm coats, socks and underwear.

Q: Who can use the Clothes Closet?

A: Children in need, enrolled in the Beaverton School District, may use the Clothes Closet up to two times each school year. An admit slip from the school office is required to access the Clothes Closet.

Q: Where is the Clothes Closet and when is it open?

A: The Clothes Closet is located in a portable building off the west parking lot of the District Office, 16550 S.W. Merlo Road. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday that school is in session. It is closed in the summer.

Q: Where do clothes for the Clothes Closet come from?

A: Most clothing comes from caring individuals who donate reusable clothing still suitable for children K-12 to wear to school. Clothing also comes from lost and found items left at Beaverton schools. The Clothes Closet has several silent business partners as well, who wish to remain anonymous.

We ask that donated clothing be in good condition (freshly laundered, please) using the rule of thumb, "Would I want my child to wear this to school?" It is important that clothes be free from stains, tears, rips, holes, etc. We want children to feel good about themselves and the clothing that they choose at the Clothes Closet.

Q: What can I do to help the Clothes Closet?

A: Volunteers are the mainstay of operating the Clothes Closet. In addition to the parent groups who volunteer each Wednesday on a rotational basis, volunteers are needed for the interim work. High school student groups, adult service groups, scout troops, senior citizens and client families are just some of the people who volunteer to help the Clothes Closet continue to serve less fortunate students.

Volunteers help sort and hang donated clothing, launder clothes, create clothing displays, conduct clothing drives and clean the facility. A considerable amount of volunteer work continues in the summer.